6 Ways to Stop Seasonal Allergies Naturally
Get relief and prevent allergies with natural tips and remedies.
Ah, spring. It’s time to enjoy fresh green grasses, flower blossoms, budding trees – and all the irritating pollen and particles that come with them.
6 Natural Ways to Ease and Prevent Seasonal Allergies
From stuffed up noses and watery eyes to persistent coughs and itchy skin, nothing puts a damper on a sunny spring day quite like seasonal allergies. Use these six tips to strengthen your immune system and keep allergy symptoms at bay.
1. Avoid allergens when possible.
Of course, the best way to prevent allergies is to avoid exposure all together. Wear a mask on your daily walks in the park, keep your HEPA air filters clean and up-to-date, and wash your bedsheets with non-allergenic detergent regularly. If you know you are allergic to a certain type of spring pollen, avoid areas where those plants grow wildly and check your local pollen status before heading out.
1. Enhance your immune respone.
- Citrus fruits
- Leafy greens
- Bee pollen
- Grapes and berries
- Salmon and foods with omega-3 fatty acids
- Kelp and other seaweeds
3. Cook with decongestant herbs and spices.
4. Get acupuncture.
Acupuncture is well-known for reducing pain and easing stress, but did you know that it can also help you steer clear of seasonal allergies?
According to Chinese medicine, acupuncture helps fight allergies by bringing the body into a healthy, resilient balance. When the body is out of balance, it’s easier for allergens like dust, pollen, and mites to send your immune system over the edge. Acupuncture works by reducing excessive inflammation and strengthening areas of weakness to overcome or prevent allergies.
5. Use a neti pot daily.
Neti pots are used for nasal irrigation, or flushing the nose and sinuses with saline solution. Studies show that using a neti pot regularly can eliminate some allergy symptoms, reduce your reliance on allergy medications, and improve your overall quality of life. The saline water in the neti pot washes pollen and other allergens out of your nasal passageways and clears blocked and congested areas.
6. Supplement with allergy-fighting vitamins, minerals, and compounds.
Vitamin C strengthens the immune system and acts as a natural antihistamine.
Magnesium is a natural bronchodilator and antihistamine, which means it helps reduce irritated airways and helps you breathe easily.
Butterbur is a plant extract with antihistamine effects that can be used to alleviate allergic rhinitis, hay fever, and migraines.
Bromelain is an enzyme (most commonly found in pineapple) that acts as an anti-inflammatory and antihistamine.
Quercetin reduces inflammation in the respiratory system to reduce chest congestion, stuffiness, and cough.
Get Natural Allergy Relief this Spring at Moringa Natural Health Center
Ready to get relief? Call us at 623-266-0059, or request an appointment to find out how you manage and prevent seasonal allergies and feel your best this spring.
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