Seasons change, that’s for sure, and for some people, it heralds that time of the year when their allergies are triggered. Runny nose, a sneeze that just won’t come, and even itchy eyes are all symptoms of those uncomfortable seasonal allergies that can affect our day to day activities. Most of the time, you will hear that taking local honey can help you become immune to the pollens within your area, but don’t forget that there are other home remedies that can alleviate this seasonal problem of yours just like the ones below.
Most allergies are triggered during spring and summer which usually happen when the weather is warm and sunny. If you want to be able to go outside and breathe in the fresh air without worrying about sneezing endlessly, make yourself some citrus drink to go with you. Sipping citrus drinks not only will freshen you up but will also improve your immune system because of the vitamin C that citrus fruits contain.
Hot and spicy foods
Eating hot and spicy foods is also a good remedy for treating seasonal allergies because they can help thin the mucus so that you can express it easily. Add some spices to your dishes like garlic, cayenne, ginger, onion, and cinnamon to get that extra kick.
Apple walnut trail mix
Another natural remedy that can banish your seasonal allergies is making an apple walnut trail mix. Eating walnuts daily can help alleviate the symptoms of your allergy because they are high in magnesium, which are known to reduce coughing and wheezing, and vitamin E that can give your immune system a boost which can protect you against your allergies. Apples, on the other hand, contain quercetin which can reduce histamine production. You will need ½ to 1 cup of walnuts and one apple. You will need to chop the walnuts and apples to medium sizes, throw them inside a ziplock bag, and shake thoroughly.
Apple cider vinegar
You should take apple cider vinegar too if you want to say goodbye to your seasonal allergies. Try mixing a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and half a teaspoon of local raw honey and mix thoroughly. Take this solution three times a day to alleviate your seasonal allergies in no time.
Nettle peppermint tea
Nettle is often forgotten when it comes to home remedies but you might be surprised on how beneficial it is when it comes to treating your seasonal allergies, as well as arthritis, and even high blood pressure. The peppermint, on the other hand, can inhibit inflammation in your system thus preventing allergies from being triggered. Mix 1 teaspoon of dried nettle leaf, 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint, lemon and honey for added taste, and 8 ounces of water and drink it. You’ll soon experience relief from your allergies.
These are just a few examples on how you can stop seasonal allergies in its tracks. The best part is that these are all safe to use so try them out and see which ones work for you.