Goodbye, Winter... Hello, Allergy Season!

March 21, 2019

 

It’s that time of the year again! Spring has officially begun. It’s only a matter of time before we see Spring take over. For many, this time of year signifies the approach of warmer weather and sunnier days. However, if you or your children suffer from allergies then the spring season may bring you dread instead of joy. 

 

It’s always difficult to find one solution to every allergy symptom an individual may have. Many allergy medicines are accompanied by drowsiness which can come between you and your plans for the day. Most medications can leave you feeling groggy or congested. 

 

If you’re looking for an alternative, then here are 4 natural remedies worth trying! 

 

Butterbur 

Butterbur is a type of plant that has been used for medical purposes for a long period of time. This plant has been widely used as a means to treat migraines by both reducing their intensity and frequency. So how can this help you? When we come into contact with an allergen, our bodies release the chemical Leukotriene which triggers an allergic reaction. Butterbur acts as an inhibitor, blocking the chemical, and helping prevent or relieve an allergic reaction. 

 

Eucalyptus Oil

An essential oil such as eucalyptus oil can also help reduce allergy symptoms this season! This essential oil helps reduce inflammation of the nasal passages. It also helps to improve the detoxification of allergens. This remedy is simple to use in a variety of ways. It can be inhaled through use of a diffuser or a neti pot if one is owned! Allergies are no reason to stay indoors, especially for children who have waited all winter long to be able to enjoy themselves outside. As a tip to you moms and dads, adding 25-30 drops of eucalyptus oil to your load of clothes will help reduce the allergens on the fabric. 

 

Local Raw Honey 

Taking a tablespoon of local raw honey everyday will help boost your body’s tolerance of allergens. If the source of your allergies originated from pollen, then exposure to the irritant will increase your tolerance. The flowers may bloom beautifully this spring, but will you be able to smell them? Bees go from flower to flower spreading its pollen, eating local raw honey will help build up your immunity. It’s as simple as adding a tablespoon to your tea or smoothies! 

 

Hot Shower

As we go about our day, we come into contact with outside world. Although beautiful, the allergens we dread outside join us inside as they stick to our bodies and clothes. Taking a hot shower will not only help to relieve congestion, but it will also wash away any allergens that we may have brought in from outside. Coming home, hopping into the shower, and changing your clothes once indoors is a simple way to ease allergies. 

 

Although these remedies may not alleviate allergy symptoms completely, they are an all natural way to reduce them. If you’re sticking to drugstore medicines perhaps try incorporating one or more of these remedies to compare any differences! Don’t let allergies slow you or your family down. 

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