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When Allergies Hit!
Who else is sneezing every few seconds and wiping pollen from their car every morning? Just me?
Allergies are terrible. So many people make plans around their allergies, canceling outdoor events if they know that the pollen is going to be bad. Sound familiar?
Allergies thrive when your immune system is down. Consider reviewing your diet to ensure you are supporting your immune system.
Naturally Remedies Really Work!
Have you ever tried a natural remedy for your allergies? That is all I use! In fact, the only thing I use is stinging nettle leaf! I take two capsules every day and I haven’t had issues in years!
Here’s my list of handy-dandy allergy remedies you can use to help keep the worst of the allergies at bay.
Not all techniques will work to the same extent with different people. But these are the ones with the best results, according to what I have tested and researched.
8 Ways To Naturally Get Rid of Allergies
1. Neti Pots
Neti pots are a miracle when it comes to treating allergies! They really work!
So consider getting a Neti Pot! Not only do they help with allergies, but they can help clear up a common cold too!
2. Stinging Nettle Leaf
I can remember when I was little and we would go to the farm and there was wild stinging nettle leaf everywhere!
To touch them hurt! My mom would wear gloves and pick nettle leaf and brew up some amazing sun tea with them!
But don’t worry, this little herb won’t hurt you when you purchase them from the health food store!
Whether you take it as a supplement or in a tea, this plant acts as an antihistamine and can knock out allergies dead in its path!
3. Local Honey
Honey is one of the most healing foods on the planet and local honey can really help with eliminating allergies.
Local honey made from bees in your area can substantially reduce the effect of allergies.Your body becomes accustomed to the pollen and doesn’t react to it as a foreign invader.
My local honey supplier even sells bee pollen which can be used as a supplement to also fight allergies.
4. Foods With Healthy Fats
This one was completely new to me when I first heard it. What is it?…Eating more fish!
A study from Japan showed that women who consumed food with healthy fats had a reduced chance of having hay fever that year.
Eat your fish, sustainable wild-caught fish of course, and you may have fewer sneezes!
These delicious things contain quercetin, a handy little ingredient that completely stops your body from producing histamine.
Imagine your body just not having an allergic reaction at all. Amazing, right?
So chop up those onions, eat them raw or cooked, and get them into your diet wherever you can!
6. Homemade Chest Rub
Don’t use that blue stuff in a jar! You know the one I’m talking about.
It’s very easy to find an all-natural chest rub remedies for you or your little ones to use when the sniffles come calling.
I recommend that you make your own. Look for lavender, peppermint, and lemon. Those 3 oils can work miracles on allergies!
This delicious spicy spread (or at least I find it delicious!) has a hidden superpower.
It contains an ingredient called allyl isothiocyanate. This little ingredient helps to stimulate mucus in the nose.
That’s the main job of allyl isothiocyanate! It’ll help clean you out with spice.
8. A Good Old Fashioned Steam Bath
We all remember this from when we were kids — Mom putting us into a steamy bath to help us breathe better! It worked!
Next time someone in your house takes a shower or bath, sit in the steam afterward.
Just close the door and sit. The warm dampness may just add enough moisture to your sinuses to ease out the impurities.
I’d love to hear your stories of relief in the comments! What do you use to fight allergies?