5 Ways to Get Rid of Allergies Naturally

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I used to have such a love/hate relationship with the Spring time. I love it for it’s wonderful weather and blooming flowers, but hate it for the seasonal allergies I get—excuse me, used to get. For the last two years, I managed to rid myself off Western medications—Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec, Loratidine… I was hooked on them all—and combatted my Spring allergies naturally. Today, I wanted to share a few natural rememdies that could naturally fight off those seasonal allergies so you could step outside without feeling like you’re dying once again:

1. Use a humidifier.
Humidifiers and vaporizers work by adding moisture into the air which in turn relieves congestion caused by allergies. Adding oils such as lavender, peppermint, lemongrass or eucalyptus help reduce congestion.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar.
Having a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar every morning before leaving the house helps block our body’s histamine reaction which reduces inflammation. You can add this tablespoon to a cup of warm water and you’re ready to go.

3. Raw, Local Honey.
Although there’s not much scientific evidence to back this one, there seems to be a lot of anecdotal evidence from people who’ve tried it. By consuming local honey from where you live you will help your body adapt to the allergens in the environment there. The honey works as a ‘natural allergy shot’ without the drowsiness.

4. Nettle Leaf.
Whether you prefer to take a capsule or have tea, the nettle leaf is another natural antihistamine that naturally blocks the body’s ability to produce histamine.

5. Try nasal rinsing with either saline nasal spray, the Neti pot or both.
Personally, I hate putting anything up my nose because I hate when my eyes start to water, so I may put off from doing this right away. Using a Neti pot or nasal rinse is a natural way of cleansing your nasal passage from allergens.

There are definitely more natural remedies out there that one can try in hopes of eliminating allergies, these were just a few I found interesting. On top of these remedies I will continue to build my immune system by drinking plenty of water throughout the day and cutting back on processed and sugar-laden foods while increasing my daily intake of vitamins and minerals.

Do you have any natural remedies you do to cure yourself of season allergies?

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