It’s that time of year. For some of us it’s spring; others will suffer in other seasons and some poor souls suffer all year long…
Allergies. They can make you feel sick when you’re not, make you feel tired when you should be full of energy. They give you itchy eyes, runny, sneezy noses, irritated throats, and more. They, quite simply, make you feel miserable.
Allergies are simply your immune system overreacting to something in its environment. Your body is working fine – just inappropriately – your immune response is on high alert and going way over the top. Before you reach for pharmaceutical antihistamines (which work but have some side effects) it’s worth trying some natural methods of allergy relief. These work when allergies are not severe and they can make your life much happier without needing to compromise your body with medication.
Neti Pots are a simple way to alleviate allergies. Used for centuries in places like India, they are becoming a more mainstream, medication-free way of flushing allergens out of the nostrils and sinuses and loosening mucus. These are available in drugstores and health food stores. Follow instructions to the letter!
Saline Sprays can help in a similar way to Neti Pots – they are good for “on-the-go” use as they aren’t messy.
Natural antihistamine supplements can be of enormous benefit when it comes to conquering allergies. Created with targeted herbs, they are natural medicines that are proven to relieve allergies. Always choose a supplement from a reputable supplier like Artemis Therapeutics so that you know exactly what you are getting.
Spicy Foods can be very effective when it comes to clearing the sinuses! Foods like chili pepper, fresh garlic, horseradish, wasabi, and hot mustard can temporarily act as decongestants for short-term allergy relief.
Apple Cider Vinegar is powerful stuff. It is a natural remedy for an array of conditions including allergies. It can cleanse the lymphatic system, reduce mucus production, and infuse the body with beneficial bacteria. Simply mix a teaspoon of unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar with “The Mother” into a glass of water; drink this three times a day.
Local Honey is anecdotally useful for allergy relief. It is thought that it helps the body adapt to local allergens if one consumes locally-sourced honey. Tasty – so worth a try!
Frankincense Essential Oil is one of the useful essential oils for sinus, alongside eucalyptus and other oils. It has been proven to powerfully stimulate the immune system – and it smells great, too!
Finally, make sure you consume probiotics from consuming things like Kombucha, yoghurt, kefir, gherkin pickles, tempeh, miso, and olives cured in brine. These help to build a strong immune system and avoid developing allergies in the first place.