How to Holistically Relieve Seasonal Allergies

Always consult a medical professional before starting any alternative therapies.

Seasonal allergies can strike at any time, leaving you tired, dizzy and even itchy. You never know when you are going to have an allergy attack. All people are different and we all get irritated by different pollens, plants and seasons. Whether you have a runny nose or clouded head it is hard to get daily tasks done when you just aren’t feeling yourself.IMG_6449

Even with a lot of the allergy medicine on the market today they can cause you to feel drowsy and tired making it difficult to get your daily chores finished. Which is why I choose to take back my day by finding an alternative approach to soothing my seasonal allergies.

There are many ways that can help relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Any holistic approach to changing your health takes time but once you are in the good routine, you can reap the reward.

Holistic approach for allergy relief:

Cleanliness– Keeping your body, hair, clothes, car and home clear of pollen and allergens will help lower your allergy attacks. Change you air filters often to keep the air clean in your car and home. Change your clothing and shower as soon as you can after being exposed to the allergens that affect you most.20160503_101737

Try using a damp cloth when dusting; this will help pick up the dust instead of just pushing it back into the air. Also dust often, it’s better to remove the problem then to just leave it alone.

Nettie Pot- A Nettie pot flushes your sinuses. It clears your sinuses of all allergens and congestion, opening up your air ways allowing you to breathe easier.

Local Honey– Is made from the local pollens in your area. Ingesting the pollens from your area can help you become immune to the effects they might have on your body. Take two to three table spoons a day. Honey can be taken alone or added to your coffee or tea. Honey also helps sooth dry, scratchy sore throats. Honey naturally kills bacteria in your throat when ingested.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Is known to help reduce allergy symptoms. Mix with organic apple juice or find it in capsule form. Apple cider vinegar can also kill bacteria in your throat when ingested.

Essential oils– Can be used to help relieve symptoms of allergies by inhaling and ingesting the oil. Always do some research to see if the Essential oils are safe to ingest before ingesting them.

  • Allergy blend: Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Copaiba
  • Oils to help open your airway: Eucalyptus, oregano, all mints or mentholated

Herbs– Many herbs have natural antihistamine properties. You can take them in tincture, capsule and tea forms.

Nettle Leaf or Stinging Nettle – Is the most popular herb with antihistamine properties used for 20160503_101607reducing allergy symptoms. You can find Nettle as a tea, tincture and capsule. Nettle will help relieve headaches and congestion.

Here are a few more herbs with histamine reducing abilities:

  • Black Cohosh
  • Catnip
  • Butterbur
  • Grape seed extract
  • Skullcap
  • Jewel weed
  • Ginger root
  • Fever few
  • Golden seal
  • Cayenne pepper

** Remember all antihistamines can make you drowsy. **

20160504_112426Like any herbal and holistic approach to relieving an ailment; they take time to kick in. You need to try different methods, in order to find the correct method that works for you and your family. You also need to give those methods time to start working.  Once you find the holistic routine that works for you, you will start to feel relief and take back your life.

How do you give yourself relief from seasonal allergies?

Happy Natural Healing,

Janelle McCoy

Follow on FacebookFollow on PinterestFollow on Google+Follow on Twitter

5 thoughts on “How to Holistically Relieve Seasonal Allergies

  1. Great resources to help with seasonal allergies. I agree these aren’t for acute reactions but to use on an ongoing basis so that the gut is in better shape to handle seasonal pollens. Thanks for sharing on Let’s Get Real.

  2. Pingback: An Herbalist’s Point of View: Catnip (nepeta cateria) | JEM's Eclectic Home

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *