Home Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies trigger maladies like runny nose, burning eyes, sneezing, fever etc. Although it is said that there are as many allergies as there are people, some allergies are common to some particular seasons.

Allergies are actually the result of over reaction of the immune system to allergens. In case there is an abundance of allergens in our body, the body produces an excess of inflammatory chemicals such as histamines to fight the allergens. These chemicals are the main reasons for allergies like sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes etc.

There are people who regularly suffer from seasonal allergies and therefore they are quite aware of over-the-counter medications to treat their allergy. But these medications make you drowsy and you are more likely to feel fatigued than relieved. Therefore, it is always preferable to choose some home remedies to prevent the attack of seasonal allergies.

Following are some natural and home remedies for seasonal allergies:

 

Natural remedies for seasonal allergies:

Goldenrod:

The leaves and flowers of Goldenrod are have antiseptic properties. The upper respiratory tract is generally targeted by it. Consumption of 3-4 cups of this tea everyday, goes a long way in allergy relief.

Elderflower:

Elderflower is very helpful in cases of nasal congestion and throat inflammation. Prepare it as tea to drink or gargle with it to relieve sore throat.

Echinacea:

Echinacea is one of the most helpful herbs to strengthen your immune system.

Nettle:

Nettle is considered to be one of the most efficient herbs to fight allergies. Nettle contains quercetin, which prevents the release of histamine in the body.

Vitamin C:

Vitamin c is generally found in most fruits and some vegetables. It boosts our immune system tremendously. Vitamin C also lowers the histamine level in our body.

Olive Leaf:

Olive leaf is a natural anti-microbial. It can also be used as a nasal spray. Steam olive leaves with essential oils and use for relieving allergy symptoms.

 

Home remedies for seasonal allergies:

  • Dust is a potent allergen that triggers most of the allergies. So dust your home frequently so that no dust mites are present there to trigger your allergy.
  • Do cover your nose and mouth while dusting so that the dust mites cannot find a way inside you.
  • Have a shower after being outdoors for a long time. Use hot water to open nasal passages and wash away all the pollen sticking to your body.
  • Keep your windows shut during the windy season. The breeze will blow pollens through your windows and trigger allergy.
  • Be stern in making your home a non-smoking zone. Quit if you are a smoker yourself. Tobacco causes and aggravates respiratory allergies.
  • In case of sinus congestion, use a warm wash cloth on your nose and upper neck. The warmth will relieve you from sickening congestion.
  • Irrigate the nasal passage with a saline solution. This will help in removing irritants and inflammatory cells.
  • Use prescribed glasses or sun glasses in windy season. During this season, the wind may blow pollens into your eyes. Glasses will protect your eyes from being affected by pollens.
  • Squeeze half a lemon in warm water and add one tea spoon of honey in that. Drinking a glass of this solution everyday will flush the body of toxins along with acting as an anti-allergic.

Seasonal allergies are exasperating and so cannot be overlooked. Every season brings with it some problems that cause discomfort to human beings. We cannot change the seasons and their characteristics, nor can we change the system of our body. What we can do is to be a little conscious and act according to the situation to prevent those vicious allergies.

More natural remedies for seasonal allergies:

About 22 million Americans are affected by seasonal allergies. Our immune system faces biochemical challenges in dealing with the thousands of chemicals in the environment. Here are a few tried and trusted natural remdies for alleviating seasonal allergies.

Ephedra (Ephedra sinicia):

This herb is also known as mahuang. In Chinese medicine it is used to treat inflammatory and bronchial disorders. It is also used as a cure for asthma. However, side effects include increased blood pressure and excitability in susceptible individuals.

Garlic (Allium sativum):

This has proven antiviral properties. It is called “Russian penicillin” in Russia. Garlic can also act against yeasts and bacteria. For best effect, it should be taken in the form of enteric-coated tablets to efficiently utilize this herb’s marvelous immune-boosting qualities.