Spring and summer. Beautiful seasons that unfortunately come with pollen-filled allergies can hold you back from enjoying the outdoors. With pollen in the air, hay fever is due during these months. As natural the season allergy, here are some all-natural remedies that can combat this without having to go to the pharmacist. So here goes a list of daily cures that can help you get through the blooming and sunny weather without any apprehension!
A teaspoon of honey a day keeps the fever at bay! A teaspoon of natural honey is said to do wonders for alleviating the symptoms of hay fever.
Although locally produced honey supposedly contains local plant pollens to which a person would be allergic, it’s the most preferred type of honey for allergies. Native to Australia (but part of the same family as the New Zealand ‘Manuka’), the sweeter Jelly Bush Honey is known to be produced by bees that feed on the nectar of the Leptospermum flowers. And this is scientifically proven as a healing and immune booster with its anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. One of the sweetest hay fever remedies, this pure honey makes it a kids’ favourite!
-Herbal Teas and Chai
Yes, that’s right we are talking about chamomile tea, turmeric tea, and a spicy chai blend! While chamomile has compounds that promote relaxation, reduce inflammation, and provide relief from cold-like symptoms, turmeric adds plenty of anti-inflammatory spices into your diet that help alleviate nasal swelling. Try sweetening it with some natural honey, and it will work as a double immune booster!
On the other hand, if you are not into herbal teas, a hot cup of smooth and perfectly balanced masala blend of sweet cinnamon, earthy cloves, ginger, and black peppercorn chai is something you can brew to enjoy the allergy season!
Essential oils play a vital role during the allergy season. Pure essential oils that are derived from plants and work as natural hay fever cures. Packed with valuable medical properties, they operate effectively to relieve hay fever symptoms. And, unlike commercial synthetic sprays, which can aggravate the condition, these help build immunity and long-term resilience to allergens. Try adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil to the bath, diffuser, or even a tissue. This favourite for the allergy season has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties and helps open up your lungs and sinuses while improving circulation – hooray to breathing! A combination of peppermint oil is even more efficient in beating those sniffles and congestion.
Did you know that dissolving rock salt in your bath is an age-old practice to fight colds and allergies? A natural detoxifier, the Himalayan sea salt relaxes and calms the body and soul while also aiding chronic sinus conditions, asthma, bronchitis, allergies, and breathing conditions. The pink salt helps improve muscle function and strength, and adding a few spoons in warm bath hydrates and washes away those allergy symptoms. Alternatively, this salt also helps to improve our oral health by gargling with it. Doing so helps to clear up lung congestion and excessive mucus.