Runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes and skin… sounds familiar? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Seasonal allergies are very common – they come in springs, summers and even autumns – and millions of people are affected worldwide.
Thankfully, there are natural remedies that can rid you of your allergy symptoms. Here are just some of them.
1. Stinging Nettle Tea
Nettle is a super-healthy herb that most of us don’t consume as much as we should. Packed with vitamins and minerals, this herb can also help seasonal allergies. This is thanks to its leaves which are able to naturally control histamine.
2. Garlics and Onions
Onions and garlic contain a compound called quercetin, which can reduce the amount of histamine your body produces. Quercetin can also inhibit inflammation and help you breathe better, so eat your garlic and onions in generous amounts.
3. Raw Honey
Consuming raw honey can help you build a tolerance to the local pollen, and therefore reduce your seasonal allergy symptoms. In fact, studies have repeatedly shown that people with allergies who consume honey report up to 60% fewer allergy symptoms.
4. Fruits, especially Citruses
Fruits rich in vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C, such as lemons and oranges, can provide relief from seasonal allergies. This is because vitamin C boosts the metabolism, making your immune system stronger.
5. Fish Oil
High in omega 3 fatty acids, fish oil can reduce levels of leukotrienes, which are chemicals that contribute to allergic symptoms. Studies have shown that consuming a good quality fish oil not only boost the brain, joint, skin and immune health, but can also significantly reduce allergy symptoms.