4 HERBAL REMEDIES FOR ALLERGY SEASON

Many suffer from common allergy symptoms such as irritated eyes, runny nose, sneezing, itchy skin, spots, etc. Especially during spring and summer, pollen causes many to get hay fever symptoms. Here are natural remedies that can help nourish the body, to help lessen allergy symptoms and reactions. These are safe for children too.

Elder Flower

Elder Flower

Elder Flower tea relieves throat and nasal symptoms. First, add about a teaspoon of elder flower in a tea pot with a strainer. Add boiling water and let it brew for at least 5 minutes. Drink as many cups of tea you want, but leave some on the side to cool down. When it’s cooled, dab a cotton pad in elder tea and use as eye compresses for irritated eyes. This relieves itchiness, irritation and discharge.

 

Local Honey

Another great remedy, is eating local honey. Eating a tea spoon of honey every day strengthens the immune system and helps combat allergies. At Cyhebia, we make our own honey, from flowering herbs in our herb garden. It is 100% organic and has tremendous health benefits.

Honey has been studied as a cough suppressant and may have anti-inflammatory effects. In addition, some experts point out that honey can contain traces of flower pollen — an allergen. And one treatment for allergies is repeated exposure to small amounts of allergens.

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Rosemary

Rosemary

Recent studies show that dry Rosemary has powerful abilities to combat allergy symptoms and help fight allergy symptoms and may relieve asthma. Drink rosemary tea and add dry rosemary to your dishes. 

How to prepare rosemary tea: Add a teaspoon of dried rosemary in a tea pot with a strainer with boiling water. Let it brew for at least 5 minutes. 

Nettle

Nettle tea contains many vitamins (A, C, D, E, B complex and K) and minerals (calcium, magnesium, potassium, chromium, iodine, silica, silicon, selenium and sulphur). It builds the blood, reduces blood sugar levels, strengthens the adrenals and nourishes all body systems. It also helps lessen and relieve allergy symptoms, as it is a natural antihistamine. 

How to prepare nettle tea: Add a teaspoon of dried rosemary in a tea pot with a strainer with boiling water. Let it brew for at least 5 minutes. 

Turmeric

Using Turmeric, a yummy tasty indian spice with black pepper in your food seasoning boosts your immune system, may help fight inflammation, protects the heart in various ways, arthritis, diabetes, cancer and it may boost the brain. Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric and half teaspoon black pepper to accompany it for better digestion, to your favorite dishes!