Natural Remedies for Springtime Allergies
It is that time of year again when the snow melts and beautiful flowers and grasses start to bloom. Unfortunately, all that beauty comes with hefty doses of springtime allergens. The pollen count will begin to rise and you will soon be feeling the effects of seasonal allergies, but hold off on taking those over the counter medications! We have a few natural ways that you can combat seasonal allergies without being married to your meds.
1. Raw, local honey acts as a low dose immunotherapy - exposing your body to small amounts of local pollens so that you naturally build up your immunity.
2. Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries to naturally reduce nasal congestion associated with allergies.
3. Eucalyptus essential oil can help open your airways and relieve breathing issues and chest congestion. Diffuse it in your room at night or carry a small bottle with you during the day to take deep breaths with.
4. Nettle tea is a natural antihistamine and can be delicious when blended with other herbs. Always check with your doctor before adding herbs to your care regimen in case they interact with any current medications or conditions.
5. Keeping your house clean can also help reduce your exposure to allergens. Outdoor allergens, such as pollen, make their way indoors by clinging to your clothes, pets, and even your hair and skin. If you are spending time outside, leave your shoes at the door, change your clothes, and wash up as soon as possible to avoid tracking allergens throughout your house.
What is your best tip for combatting allergies this spring? Share with us in the comments below!