If you are an allergy sufferer, this is probably not your favorite time of the year. Allergies can literally prevent you from enjoying all aspects of life, if not managed properly. Here are 4 ways you can manage your allergies at home.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Suggested to be beneficial to many aspects of our health, apple cider vinegar is said to offer allergy relief with much success. The acidity helps to reduce mucous production, therefore keeping your lymphatic system clear.
Mix a teaspoon of unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink three times a day.
2. Neti Pot and Saline Rinse
Both of these solutions work off the theory that you can help relieve your allergens by using saline solution to flush out the sinus passageways, keeping them clear from irritation.
Use a pre-made saline rinse or make your own by dissolving 1 teaspoon of himalayan or sea salt in a quart of boiled distilled water. Cool completely and put in the Neti Pot. Pour through one nostril and let it drain out the other.
3. Nettle Leaf
A natural antihistamine, nettle leave is great at blocking the body’s histamine production. This plant can be easily grown, but the easiest and most effective methods are said to be delivered via capsule form. Used in conjunction with herbal teas mixed with peppermint, are deemed to offer the maximum relief.
An imbalance of the immune system brought on by several factors, is how allergies begin to take a toll on your health. Many researchers believe that the introduction of “good” bacteria into the body, effectively helps reduce the onset of allergy attacks.