03 May 2019
Can CBD help reduce allergies symptoms?

Can CBD Help Relieve Chronic and Seasonal Allergies?

At some point of your life, you may have experienced seasonal, acute, or chronic allergies. In the U.S., surprisingly, allergies are categorized as the sixth leading cause of chronic illnesses. Although allergies are usually grouped together, there are many different types. What may come as a shock is that allergies impact 40-50 million Americans. What treatment methods are used to combat allergies and their symptoms though? Antihistamines are typically the traditional route. However, natural remedies like cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD) are slowly taking precedence over pharmaceutical medications. Will CBD help with allergies? If so, how can it help improve allergy-related symptoms?

Types of Allergies & Common Causes

In most cases, people experience seasonal allergies, which usually disappear after a few days or weeks. There are also allergies that occur as a reaction to different foods, drinks, or cosmetic products. However, allergies can even pop up due to pollen, dust, mold, and animal hair. What about other external factors? It turns out that allergies can be triggered by humidity, a location’s climate, and certain temperatures. Despite the many causes of allergies, there are natural remedies to try.

Nowadays, it is relatively common for doctors to recommend over-the-counter allergy medications like antihistamines. However, these do not help everyone, and they do not relieve all kinds of allergies. Then, there are potential side effects from antihistamines to consider. Rather than going the pharmaceutical route, it is becoming more popular to try natural allergy remedies. One example is cannabis or CBD for those who do not want to experience psychoactive effects.

Will CBD Help With Allergies and Its Symptoms?

Not only are cannabis and CBD deemed as safe, they typically do not deliver negative side effects. Overall, though, it is recommended to treat allergies in the very beginning before they get worse. Not only do cannabis and CBD contain anti-inflammatory properties, they also deliver therapeutic benefits too. The combination of these benefits can, fortunately, help people feel less overwhelmed by their allergies and its symptoms.

In addition, cannabis and various cannabinoids can work to balance out the body’s immune system and other internal systems. Over the years, CBD has shown its ability to reduce the severity of allergies and its symptoms. So far, though, it has been discovered that CBD can stop the body’s airways from closing. When people cough frequently and have difficulties breathing, their airways can close. However, CBD can step in and prevent this from happening–a huge relief for allergy sufferers.

Benefits of CBD For Achieving Allergy Relief

Furthermore, CBD’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties have been effective and useful in treating allergies. Unfortunately, inflammation is a typical allergy symptom. It normally occurs due to the irritation and harms various allergens have on the body’s cells. Fortunately, CBD can combat inflammation through the activation of cannabinoid receptors. The benefits do not stop here though.

For example, it has been shown that cannabinoids including CBD can alleviate symptoms due to sinusitis. It has even been found that CBD may contain microbial benefits. More research must be done in this area for confirmation though. Nonetheless, these microbial benefits can be helpful in alleviating seasonal allergy symptoms.

So far, it is believed that CBD-rich cannabis strains and CBD-infused oils can open up the body’s sinuses. CBD infused products can also decrease pressure in the body’s nasal cavities while preventing nasal congestion. To say this is a positive for allergy sufferers is a huge understatement.

Due to all of these benefits and many more, cannabinoids have become a natural allergy treatment method. This method is even more beneficial because fewer risks are involved as compared to antihistamines. So, in your opinion, will CBD help with allergies? You be the judge!



  1. Will the CBD oil make you fail a drug test?
    Highly considering using this product.

    1. Hi Michael, Thank you for reaching out to us today! Our products utilize 99% pure CBD Isolate to eliminate THC and the risk of failing a drug test. On each product page, you can find our test results listed to verify no THC. Currently, our products are consumed by professional athletes, government employees, military personnel, and more.
      We hope this information was helpful and has answered your question. Please feel free to reach out if you are looking for any additional information.

  2. Can CBD oil help an allergic reaction caused by an insect bite? I don’t know what bit me but I have red blotches on my face and the doctor said it was most likely caused by an insect. I don’t really want to take antihistamines.

    1. Hi Trudy,
      Thank you for your interest in our blog! Our Afterglow healing oil would be a great product to try on rashes and bug bites! This topical product revitalizes skin health, reduces heal time and inflammation, promotes skin immunity, and relieves irritation. Apply a couple of drops onto the affected area throughout the day for best results. We appreciate you reaching out to us. Let us know how this product works for you if you try it!

  3. I started taking 15 mg of CBD oil capsules once daily since last September. This spring I have had no allergic tendencies at all. This is the first time in my life that I am allergy free.
    What a great thing!! I had no idea that it would help with allergies so no placebo effect in this case.
    Is there any research on whether the effects last even if one stops taking the capsules after a time?

    1. Hi Coco, Thank you for sharing your CBD experience with us! CBD is great at helping to relieve symptoms associated with allergies and we are so glad that is what you are experiencing. We are unsure if your allergies will come back after you stop taking CBD for a period of time. Everyone’s body absorbs and reacts to CBD differently, so you may need try different things to see if that will have an impact on your allergies. Please give us a call at (303) 562-1645 or email us at [email protected] with any further questions! We appreciate your business and your feedback!

    2. Is there a particular type of CBD oil for allergies and sinuses?

  4. Does CBD cause itching.. I itch all over and been taking higher strength CBD.

    1. Hello Cheryl,

      Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. CBD usually does not have an allergic reaction. A few of our customers that were not aware have been allergic to Coconut oil which is used as our MCT oil with our Isolate Droppers.
      Depending on what product you are using we advise checking the full ingredients before consuming. You may not be allergic to some ingredients in small quantities but perhaps only in larger quantities for it to actually count. We hope this information has been helpful!

  5. Hi, Alysha. I’m glad too, as before, I had to take Claritine, but I don’t like medications too much – natural is almost always better. No, I haven’t tried your products yet, because I live in Europe and usually the overseas shipping costs are higher than the value of product itself. Maybe when I decide to buy few bottles of CBD, otherwise, I will continue to read your articles with pleasure.

  6. It is almost funny how my hay fever was bothering me (I couldn’t even keep my eyes open normally) until I started using CBD. I guess, that endocannabinoid system was “out of control” as within 3-4 weeks it balanced out and the allergies almost doesn’t occur any more.

    1. Hi Luke, Thank you for sharing your CBD experience with us! We are so glad to hear that CBD has helped with your hay fever. Let us know if you try any of our products to help with your allergies, we would love to hear your feedback. Thank you for your interest in our articles!


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