Monday, May 28, 2012


How to Relieve From Summer Allergies using Natural Remedies

Summer means sun, bright blowers, tasty fruit and sneezing, sniffling and itchy eyes for people who suffer from seasonal allergies. Dust, mold and pollen thrive in the spring and summer, causing the histamine reactions of allergy sufferers to overreact. If you have allergies, you may prefer natural remedies over prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Some remedies prevent symptoms, while others act similarly to drugs, without the side effects.

  • Eat foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which fight inflammation. Food options include fatty fish such as salmon, nuts and eggs.

  • Use a neti pot to clear clogged sinuses. The neti pot -- a small container with a long spout-- will help you drain a saline solution through your sinuses, clearing out irritants and mucous.

  • Incorporate stinging nettle into your diet. The plant blocks your histamine production. Use it in tea or in capsule form.

  • Use quercetin, a bioflavonoid found in citrus, apples and tea, among other produce, according to Mother Earth News. The chemical prevents histamine release. Adding vitamin C may boost its effectiveness.

  • Control your environment as much as possible. Keep windows closed in your home and car and use air conditioning.
Tips & Warnings
  • Some vitamins are higher quality than others. Be sure to get high quality vitamins, usually from health food stores.

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables are always the best option over frozen or canned ones for use in natural remedies to relieve allergies.

This article is intended to be used for informational purposes only. You should always consult a physician before starting any diet, exercise or alternative medicine program.

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