Spring allergies can be so bittersweet. It’s a mix of “Yay this means we’re finally emerging from the frozen tundra!” (if you live in the Midwest, that is – hi, us) and “I just sneezed 30 times in a row and my eyes won’t stop watering”. We totally get it. So, we’ve found natural remedies to battle those allergies without ingesting countless allergy pills.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar aids in allergy relief by cleansing the lymphatic system and reducing mucus production. There are additional benefits to taking apple cider vinegar every day, like regulating blood sugar, improved digestion, and maintaining a healthy pH level. Try mixing a tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 8 ounces of water, and maybe some lemon and honey if you wanna get fancy.
Allergies are your body’s reaction to an immune system imbalance. You can fight this reaction by maintaining a healthy inner ecosystem (gut). Probiotics populate your digestive tract with healthy bacteria and strengthen the immune system. For more info on gut health, check our recent blog post.
3. Local Honey
We advocate for buying and eating local products as it is, but local honey is especially important. Consuming honey that is native to your environment allows your body to adapt to the allergens of that area. Primal Kitchen guru Mark Sisson even talks about his positive experience battling allergies on a trip to Big Sur. Support your local economy and immune system by picking up some local liquid gold (AKA honey).
4. Neti Pot
Neti pots are a common remedy for clearing out the sinuses. They’re simple to use too! Simply fill the pot with a mixture of warm water and salt, and pour in one nostril until it flows out the other. The process loosens mucus and flushes out allergens. #byefelicia
Note: This list was adapted from Wellness Mama
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