Spring brings a lot of beauty into your life. It’s that time of the year when you can enjoy the outdoors thanks to the warmer weather, take a vacation with the kids during spring break, and enjoy all the new fresh flowers and produce. Unfortunately, the new flower growth comes that yellow dust known as pollen, which is common in the southern US. For those who traditionally or occasionally do battle with spring allergies, here are some natural remedies that might provide some relief.
1. Use Raw Honey
Among the different natural remedies for seasonal allergies, using honey is one of the best options. The trick here is to go for raw honey, preferably local honey instead of what you find in the supermarket or health food store. If there’s a Farmers Market near you, then that is probably the best place to find local, raw honey. Honey can not only help you relieve your current allergy symptoms but use it on a regular basis year-round. Over time, it can actually help you build up a tolerance to those pesky spring allergies.
2. Eat Anti-Inflammatory Foods
Your diet may also need to change when you start experiencing allergy symptoms. Follow an anti-inflammatory diet that consists of foods like broccoli, I love Ginger so much that my go-to for battling mild digestive discomforts. With that said, it dispels gas and relieves nausea, motion sickness, seasickness, and sore throats. It's also More, avocado, chia seeds, beetroot, pineapples, and nuts. You definitely want to avoid foods that tend to cause extra inflammation and might worsen seasonal allergy symptoms, including dairy, fried foods, corn oil, and processed foods. Sticking to a diet mostly of clean and fresh ingredients will make a big difference in how you feel.
3. Try Essential Oils
Essential oils can be very healing for you, with many of them being great for allergy symptoms. With the right oils, you can reduce your allergy symptoms, and get a break from headaches, coughing, sneezing, and breathing issues. The best oils for springtime allergies are basil, Ruled by Mercury and the element Fire, PEPPERMINT LEAF is a beneficial stimulant that must always be diluted regardless of its form. A diffused form of peppermint sprayed into the More, and eucalyptus. These have a fresh scent that is perfect for spring, just make sure you get pure essential oils and not fragrance oils.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
If you have been reading about natural remedies, you have probably run across apple cider vinegar more than once. This seems to be a cure-all for everything from digestive issues to heartbur and even seasonal allergies. It helps with detoxing your lymphatic system and reducing mucus production, which provide some relief from coughing and sneezing brought on by the trees doing there thang. 👋
Got a better natural method for combatting spring allergies? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments section below. Until next time…Namaste! #dphealer