Allergies can be a nuisance. The symptoms are unpleasant, and many allergy sufferers feel so bad that their productivity and ability to enjoy life are reduced. Many over-the-counter treatments cause unpleasant side effects, particularly drowsiness, and many people build up a tolerance to these meds over time, making them ineffective. Opting for natural treatments is the better choice for many individuals.
Five Natural Remedies for Allergies:
- Salt remedies have been used for centuries. Many favor the Neti pot filled with salt water. If you find the sensation of a Neti pot unpleasant, simply inhale a bit of salt water up one nostril at a time. Sea or Himalayan salt is recommended.
- Many find relief by consuming raw, local honey. Local honey is likely to contain trace amounts of allergens, and eating it or drinking it in your tea is a way to gently build up a tolerance to these allergens. This is especially helpful for those suffering from seasonal, airborne allergies
- Stinging nettle works as a natural antihistamine. Taking a dried preparation—capsule form is easiest—before allergy begins is a good way to fight seasonal allergies.
- Eucalyptus oil is another easy way to fight allergies. A drop can be included with your salt water if you use a Neti pot, or you can simply purchase a diffuser and breathe in the benefits as you work or relax at home.
- Apple cider vinegar is useful as a defense against many ailments, including allergies. Simply drink a couple tablespoons throughout the day. If you can’t handle straight apple cider vinegar, mix with water and fresh lemon juice. Raw and unpasteurized is best.