Whether is the long – awaited change of winter into spring or the quite fading of summer into fall. It signals the start of seasonal allergies. When plants pollinate, they send pollen into the air. Some people’s immune systems respond by producing antibodies that attach to cells in the nose, eyes, and lungs that release histamine, the chemical that causes the symptoms.
There are three types of allergies. Firstly, people who have allergy to respiratory might get sneezing, coughing, running nose or watery eyes and asthma. Secondly, food allergies result in flatulence, skin rashes, eczema, Diarrhea, Throat swelling. Finally, contact allergies give itching inflammation, burning sensation, blisters.
There are simple natural remedies can be very effective for allergy relief. Different people seem to benefit from different remedies.
Natural treatments to allergies
Carrot juice, beetroot juice and cucumber juice
Mix carrot juice of 250ml, beetroot juice of 100ml and cucumber juice of 100ml and drink it once daily to reduce allergic reaction.
Lemon and honey
Lemon removes toxins from the body due to its antibiotic and anti-allergic properties. Mix half lemon and 1 teaspoon of honey with 1 glass lukewarm water. Mix them well and take on empty stomach.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar used for allergy relief and to reduce mucous production and cleanse the lymphatic system males it is useful for allergies. Mix a teaspoon of organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar with a glass of water and drink this 3 times a day. It prevents allergy attacks.
Neti pot and saline rinse
You can use a Neti pot filled with a sterile saline solution to flush out the sinuses of allergens and irritations. Either use a pre made saline rinse or make your own by dissolving 1 teaspoon of sea salt in a quart of boiled distilled water. Cool completely and put in the Neti Pot. Pour through one nostril and let it drain out the other.
Quercetin is a natural bioflavonoid that is said to help stabilize mast cells to keep them from releasing histamine. It is also a potent antioxidant that is said to help reduce inflammation. It is best used as a long term remedy and many people start taking it about 4-6 weeks before allergy season to help prevent allergy symptoms.
Quercetin is a naturally found in foods like citrus and broccoli, it is very difficult to get the amount needed to relive allergies from food alone. A supplemental dose can be helpful for preventing allergies or helping acute symptoms. It is not recommended during pregnancy.
Nettle leaf is natural antihistamine that can be very effective as it naturally blocks the body’s ability to produce histamine. Capsules made from dried nettle leaves gives relief from allergy.
Nettle leaf can also be used in combination with other herbs to make a soothing herbal tea for allergy relief. It is often mixed with peppermint leaf and sometimes red raspberry leaf to make a refreshing allergy relief tea.
Eucalyptus Oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a bowl of steaming water, or to the floor of the shower before you step in. Just don’t swallow the oil or apply it directly to your skin; it’s toxic in concentrated amounts.
The menthol in peppermint tea for instance seems to work as a decongestant and expectorant i.e., it can break up mucus and help clear it out of your nose and throat.
Green tea contains a compound that has antioxidant properties that inhibit allergic reactions. These may not necessarily translate into noticeable symptom relief for spring allergy sufferers.
Eating honey can help relieve allergies. If you eat a little honey every day you’ll gradually become inoculated against the irritating effects of pollen.
Inhaling steam – store – bought vaporizers for instance can flush out mucus and moisten dry nasal passages nearly as well as a shower.
Pour boiling water into a bowl, drape a towel over your head to form a tent, and inhale deeply through your nose for 5-10 minutes. If you find yourself really clogged up, this may be more convenient than taking several showers a day.