10 All Natural Remedies For Allergies
People often look at allergies as a seasonal concern in the warmer months of the year. The truth is that spring and summer are not the only times of the year when allergies and their symptoms and discomforts kick in. If you suffer from them, you already know that they can plague you all year long. Check out these ten chemical-free ways to treat allergies and to make the air in your home easier to breathe.
A tablespoon of raw honey each day helps your body build a tolerance to pollen. It’s a simple sweet solution to an ongoing problem.
- Neti Pot
Use a Neti Pot to rinse your nasal passages. Dissolve a teaspoon of sea salt in a quart of boiling water and cool completely. Use your Neti Pot to pour the solution into one nostril and allow it drain from the other.
Stop by your local health food store and pick up some butterbur. It has a proven track record for treating allergy symptoms without causing sleepiness.
- Change of Clothes
Change your clothes as soon as possible after arriving home each day. This prevents pollen and other outdoor allergy triggers from making their way all over your home.
- Nettle and Peppermint Tea
Pour boiling water over a teaspoon each of dried nettle and dried peppermint to make a tea. Steep for fifteen minutes, sweeten with honey, and drink. The flavonoid, luteolin-7-O-rutinoside, combined with anti-inflammatory enzymes in this tea greatly reduce the discomfort of allergy symptoms.
- HEPA Filters
HEPA filters are designed to keep your home free of pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and tobacco smoke – all proven allergy triggers. Invest in one today to keep your environment as allergy free as possible.
Quercetin occurs naturally in onions and has anti-inflammatory properties which can help relieve nasal congestion and sinus pressure. No one wants to eat raw onions every day or drink onion water, but you can find quercetin in supplement form.
Yogurt is chock full of probiotics. Known for helping your digestive tract function smoothly, they are healthy bacteria everyone’s body needs. Studies show that over time, a daily serving of yogurt can help reduce allergy symptoms as well.
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C is noted for its antioxidant powers. Try one gram of Vitamin C, three – five times a day. You should experience relief shortly. It has the added benefit of helping to balance your immune system.
- Fish Oil
Fish oil supplements are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. They’re anti-inflammatory and help fight allergens. You can also find Omega 3s in salmon, so consider making it a regular part of a healthy diet.
As spring and summer get closer and closer, don’t miss out on the beauty of nature and the fun and sun of the great outdoors. Before you resort to chemical solutions, try one or more of these all natural remedies and treatments. You’ll find the relief you need without the chemicals you don’t want.