Natural Remedies For Seasonal Allergies

Many of us suffer with seasonal allergies, made worse by with various conditions in weather, pollen in the air, humidity, and other changes that come with changes in the time of year.  From mild discomfort to severe impact in the ability to carry out daily activities, seasonal allergies have been suffered from and treated for eons.  There are many pharmaceuticals made to help treat seasonal and other allergies, including Benadryl, and other antihistamines.

What are the symptoms of seasonal allergies?

  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Post nasal drip
  • Itchy nose
  • Itchy eyes
  • Watering and tearing of the eyes
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems due to other symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Cloudy thinking

How can I treat seasonal allergies?

  • Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine, both supplemental and natural food forms will help suppress symptoms.
  • Flavanoids will help with symptoms, and will also enhance the therapeutic effects of vitamin C.  Eat apples, apricots, blueberries, pears, raspberries, strawberries, black beans, cabbage, onions, parsley, pinto beans and tomatoes for strong sources of flavonoids.
  • Reishi mushrooms have been found to be effective against some allergic reactions, including seasonal allergies, as well as other health issues.
  • Honey can be a great help in preventing and treating seasonal allergies, if the honey used is raw, unfiltered, and local (within 100 miles of where you are suffering your allergy symptoms).
  • Turmeric is naturally anti-inflammatory, helping with fatigue, aches, and some other allergy symptoms.
  • Peppermint and other mint oils, and the heat from their teas can help open airways.
  • Nettle is another natural antihistamine, helping minimize the overall effects of allergies, and can be taken in capsule form as allergy season nears and occurs.
  • Eyebright, often used in teas, can help minimize the over production of mucus during allergy symptoms, and help with itchy eyes.
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