Spring is a time of new beginnings, especially for all of the blooming flowers and foliage. Although they are a pretty sight, for the over 20 million people with spring and
seasonal allergies the new blooms’ pollen can be a nightmare!
Why do we sneeze when pollen is in the air?
Quite simply these granules, that are responsible for the reproduction of plant life, fly into our noses, airways and even our eyes, causing an irritation to occur in our body. Our body attempts to reject the pollen by sneezing and coughing it out.
Some people choose to combat allergies with various medicines and antihistamines created to combat the systems of allergies. For those that want some natural remedies for allergies check out this list below:
- Consume some stinging nettle leaf.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center capsules of this leaf can be used to battle hay fever and reduce histamines in the body.
- Sip some apple cider vinegar.
Apple Cider vinegar increases potassium that aids with runny noses.
- Take or eat probiotics.
Often known for its helping out digestion, probiotics have been shown to help support the immune system.
- Use a Neti pot.
Although this vintage remedy may look daunting, it can be very useful for nasal inflammation and congestion. Nasal irrigation is the draining of saline from one nostril through another in order to flush out the mucus.
- Take a hot shower.
The steam from the shower can help open up airways in your body and help with body chills and aches associated with a fever. The shower will also wash away any excess pollen or dust you accumulated on your body from outdoors.
- Inhale eucalyptus oil.
This potent oil helps with congestion and respiratory complications like asthma. A few drops in a bowl or in a humidifier can do wonders for your breathing.
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