Get some allergy relief with these at-home natural remedies.
It’s that time of year where people sniffle, sneeze, and suffer from seasonal allergies. While the headaches, congested sinuses, and watering eyes are intolerable for many Americans, taking antihistamines daily is not the only solution. Taking these pills too often could cause a resistance build up, making you resistant, if not downright immune, to their effect.
Many natural remedies can help allergy sufferers to get instant relief, helping you to make the most of the season.
Clearing the nasal passages of allergens is one sure way to treat allergies. Originating in India, this approach has reached the mainstream, and the medical community has welcomed it in. This works by flushing out the nasal passages, thinning the mucus. Make sure that the water you use in the Neti pot is distilled and as sterile as possible.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Take a tablespoon of raw, organic apple cider vinegar every morning, before going outside, to block your body’s histamine reaction and reduce inflammation. Mix the tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of warm water to help it go down easily.
It is becoming common knowledge that the immune system starts in the gut. Eating foods with probiotics isn’t just good for digestion, but helps to keep the immune system healthy. You can get your daily recommended dose of probiotics by eating yogurt, drinking kombucha, and taking good-quality probiotic supplements.
Essential oils such as lavender, lemon balm, peppermint, chamomile, and eucalyptus work well to relieve allergy symptoms. Diffuse a few drops of your chosen essential oil in a humidifier or cold air diffuser. You can also apply the oils topically to the soles of your feet, wrist, or chest. Mix one drop of the essential oil to a tablespoon of coconut oil and rub in!
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that sustains the release of histamine and helps to control allergy symptoms naturally. It is found in cruciferous vegetables, onions, shallots, green teas, and citrus fruit. Studies found that quercetin is effective in calming down allergic asthma by reducing the hyperactivity of airways and reducing inflammation.
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