Ahh finally nice warm weather!
Unfortunately, for some of us this also means itchy eyes, nose, and mouth, sneezing, coughing, etc. It is so annoying that you cannot fully enjoy the beautiful weather.
I have been experiencing seasonal allergies for the past 16 years and now my younger daughter has symptoms too. Although, it is not so bad when we are outdoors it gets worse when we are indoors. I tried over the counter antihistamine drugs but they don’t really work and I was concerned of the side effects from long term use; so now I try multiple natural remedies to keep my allergies in control.
I have been using natural remedies for the last 3 years or so and although I haven’t managed to find a remedy that works for me 100%, it has helped to significantly reduce symptoms.
I would like to mention that it is important to be consistent with these remedies. You cannot expect to notice improvements just by using the products occasionally when the symptoms flare up.
Also it is crucial that you eat a healthy clean diet. Try to reduce your intake of highly processed foods and incorporate more greens in your diet. Keep a journal or note of foods, such as sugary foods, nuts, or dairy, that might be causing the symptoms to flare up.
I use a combination of these products on a daily basis during allergy season, however you can pick and choose to find out which product works better for you.
Pollinosan Hayfever tablets:
You can find this homeopathic medicine at your local health food store or on Amazon. It is suggested to take two tablets three times a day, but I end up only taking two tablets once a day, which is enough for me, whereas my daughter needs to take two tablets at least twice a day.
Black/ Nigella seeds:
Also known as black cumin, kalonji, black sesame,black caraway, or onion seeds. I grind the black seeds and use it in powder form, but you can also get black seed oil. I don’t like the taste of black seeds so I blend it with my smoothies. Maybe I will try the oil next.
Essential oils blend:
In a small glass container mix 2 drops lavender, 2 drops peppermint, and 2 drops lemon oil. Top it with fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, or any carrier oil. Shake before use. Apply on the base of your itchy nose or put few drops on a piece of cloth and keep sniffing. You can also diffuse these oils in an oil diffuser. Always use organic or high quality pure essential oils only.
Organic Bee Pollen:
Available in health food stores or online. It is recommended to take this four- six weeks before the allergy season begins (which I often forget) and during the season. You can blend this in your smoothies or use as topping on parfait, ice cream, or granola. It is rich in proteins, amino acids, and vitamins, including B-complex and folic acid.
Organic Nettle tea:
Enjoy this light, gentle and refreshing herbal drink any time. Try it chilled to beat the summer heat. Nettle tea is considered to be effective in controlling the itching and sneezing typically associated with seasonal allergies. In addition it is also a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin K1, and magnesium. There are many benefits of nettle tea other than seasonal allergies but there are also some side effects (especially if you are pregnant) to be considered, so always consult your doctor before using.
These are a few natural remedies my daughter and I try during allergy season.
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies/hay fever? Please share below what remedies work for you.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post but there are few affiliate links included. I am just sharing some of the products that have worked for me and might be helpful for you. Please consult a healthcare practitioner before you begin.