Hello allergy sufferers, welcome to the fall allergy season. But don’t stress, help is here.
There are natural remedies which can reduce symptoms and improve how your immune
system (link to Immune Renew) resists seasonal allergy attacks.
Hay fever is a term for both seasonal adn perennial rhinitis. It is the most common
immune system disorder in the U.S. and affects approximately 35 million Americans. In
the fall ragweed pollen is the most common in triggering allergies, but other triggers
include dust mites, cockroaches, fungi and mold spores and pet dander.
You may be all to aware of the symptoms which include a runny nose, water and itchy
eyes, sneezing and coughing. These symptoms can be treated with antihistamines or
other meds, but that can get expensive and some have side effects. So here are a few
natural remedies to try and see which work for you. Caution: Always chck with your
doctor before starting or stopping any medications or supplements.
Garlic: Chemical compounds in garlic thin mucus and helps to reduce sneezing,
congestion and other symptoms. To use: finely mince a clove a raw garlic and add it to
water, applesauce or orange juice and consume. The aroma and strong flavor of this
pungent herb will help to clear nasal congestion. Make sure you have food in stomach
before ingesting raw garlic or nausea may ensue.
Pure Lavender Oil: Lavender is great to use as aromatherapy to relieve congestion
and other allergy symptoms. The scent filled molecules act as natural antihistamines
and help to reduce inflammation and congestion in the nasal passages. To use: Put
one or two drops of pure lavender oil on a handkerchief or towel. Take a deep sniff
every few minutes when you have an allergy flare up. For added relief, add pure
lavender oil to a hot bath and soak. Not only will this help to open the nasal passages,
but will help in reducing stress and act as a natural sleep aid.
Fish Oil and Omega-3’s: Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have been shown to reduce
inflammation throughout the body. It can alleviate allergy symptoms by reducing
inflammation and swelling in the nasal passages. To use: take a minimum of 1,000 mg
daily. It should contain at least 500mg of EPA and 250mg of DHA per capsule. Make
sure you check with your doctor, especially if taking blood thinning medication such as
warfarin. Using both together could increase the risk of bleeding.