Top 10 Natural Remedies to Deal With Allergies [VIDEO]

 

From Spring’s Hay Fever to Summer’s Smog- allergies can hit the best of us during every season.  When the beautiful Easter Lily that was perched on my counter opened up yesterday I was hit with a major allergy attack that had me thinking about the subject.
Although the very best thing to do when you are suffering from an environmental allergy is to stay away from the thing you are allergic to that is not always possible, it’s during those times that executing the top 10 natural remedies to deal with allergies is a God send!

Why Allergies?

Here’s a Great Video on why we get allergies in the first place:

 

Top 10 Natural Remedies to Deal With Allergies

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BUTTERBUR: European herb butterbur has proven equally effective as anti-hystamine medication at preventing the symptoms of allergies.  Take 1 tablet of butterbur 4x a day during the sensitive times.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: We have found that when apple cider vinegar is taken either as a daily tonic or at the first sign of an allergy (i.e., sinus headache, stuffy nose, watery eyes), one can completely stop the histamine response or allergic reaction.

There are a couple ways you can drink apple cider vinegar. One way is to put 1/8th cup ACV in 16 oz of water and sip it throughout the day. The other method is to gulp the mixture at once. Depends on your preference, really. Sometimes you just have to take this dosage once to stop the allergy and sometimes you need to take it up to three times a day. If taken at the onset of symptoms, allergies will usually disappear between 1 -3 hours after taking the first dose of Apple Cider Vinegar. If you’ve been experiencing allergies for a day or more, your symptoms will disappear after about 24 hours. If they don’t, make sure you continue to take water/vinegar mixture for several days! The great thing about apple cider vinegar is that it appears to repair the immune system over time. So while you may take it every day for a month or two to begin with, you can taper off it and then only take as needed. Original Quote

PEPPERMINT TEA: Try drinking peppermint tea. Not only is drinking tea in itself a relief to most allergy sufferers, but the added peppermint acts as a decongestant and anti-inflammatory to help soothe your sinuses. Original Article

TAKE A SHOWER: Take a hot shower. The steam from the shower will help your sinuses, and the warmth of the shower itself can help to relax you. Original Article

WEAR SUNGLASSES: Avoid the allergens! This seems simple, but can be forgotten. Don’t mow the grass-leave that to someone else. If you have a pet in the house, wash your hands after handling him. Original Article

TAKE ZINC: While zinc can be found in foods, the best thing to do is to use a liquid ionic supplement o dramatically increase your zinc intake. Zinc helps to buff up the immune system, helping to fight off infections. Original Article :

HONEY: The idea behind eating honey is kind of like gradually vaccinating the body against allergens, a process called immunotherapy. Honey contains a variety of the same pollen spores that give allergy sufferers so much trouble when flowers and grasses are in bloom. Introducing these spores into the body in small amounts by eating honey should make the body accustomed to their presence and decrease the chance an immune system response like the release of histamine will occur [source: AAFP]. Since the concentration of pollen spores found in honey is low — compared to, say, sniffing a flower directly — then the production of antibodies shouldn’t trigger symptoms similar to an allergic reaction. Ideally, the honey-eater won’t have any reaction at all. Original Source

NETTLE TEA: Studies reported in Planta Medica: Journal of Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research, showed that after one week, nearly two-thirds of the participants taking two 300 milligram (mg) capsules of freeze-dried nettles experienced decreased sneezing and itching. Original Quote

GOLDENSEAL: Herbal supplement effective in treating symptoms of allergies.

CAYENNE PEPPER: There are many good herbs and spices to help cure allergies; cayenne pepper being one of the most highly recommended, along with ginger, garlic and onions.

While escaping from the allergens that are making your wheeze, sneeze, and itch is impossible you can use the top 10 natural remedies to deal with allergies to at least alleviate the symptoms naturally without using expensive medications with harsh side effects.

Do you suffer from allergies? I’d love you to share your best natural healing tips that work for you!

 

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