Spring is upon us, and so are the runny noses - a common result of seasonal allergies. What should you do? Many are now finding out that our Grandmothers were right about how to treat allergies naturally. Natural remedies seem as effective, or aid in conjunction with other remedies to relieve the seasonal sniffles.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
One product I keep on hand is Apple Cider Vinegar, along with Organic Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar. For a sore throat, mix warm water with the vinegar 1/2 to 1/2 and gargle; it's a great way to ease the pain and length of allergy symptoms. This easy remedy is always my go to, and is my favorite recommendation to others. Another great use of Apple Cider Vinegar is to mix 1 teaspoon of organic unfiltered apple cider into a glass of water and drink 3 times a day. This use will aid in reducing the mucous production and cleanse the lymphatic system.
Neti Pots are another great way to clean the sinuses; These are available in kits at your local stores and can be found pre-made for easy convenience.
Nettle leaf is a natural antihistamine that blocks the body's ability to produce histamine. You can find capsule made from dried nettle leaves or you can also use nettle leaf with other herbs to make an herbal tea for allergy relief.
Probiotics are another way to balance your body to help your body react to your allergies. Beneficial bacteria in the gut has been shown in studies to decrease the amount of allergies in individuals. A probiotic capsule is a great alternative as well as a diet with fermented foods or drinks like Kombucha.
Local honey has been said by many to help with symptoms of local allergies. It is suggested to take one teaspoon or more a day of raw, unprocessed local honey. Begin taking before allergy season approaches for the best results.
So, trust your Grandmothers advice - she was on to something!