There are many ways to get rid of your seasonal allergies naturally and without pills. I used to get seasonal allergies where I would have a stuffy nose and would sneeze all the time. To get rid of them, I used to take Claritin every day, and even then it didn’t always work. Now, however, I have gotten rid of my seasonal allergies for good. How, you may ask? With these ways to get rid of your seasonal allergies naturally, you will find out how I did, and how you can too.
1. Eat Raw Local Honey
This is what I think is one of the best ways to get rid of your seasonal allergies naturally. I really believe this is what got rid of my allergies permanently. Right when I started adding raw honey from a local beekeeper into my diet, my allergies disappeared. I just don’t get them anymore. I think the local part is important, but if you can’t find that, raw is the next best thing. Honey has anti-bacterial properties that can fight the existing allergens in your body. If you buy local honey, it will likely contain some of the allergens (like pollen) that the bees obtain that are around your area. This means your body will adapt to those allergies gradually, and when allergy season hits, your immune system will be built up against them! Raw honey will keep this intact, and will also boast additional nutrients.
2. Take Some D-hist
My mother swears by this supplement by Ortho Molecular Products. She says it works instantly, and she recalls a plugged ear becoming normal again right away after she took this. It is designed to help with seasonal allergies and clearing sinuses. Better yet, it contains all natural ingredients that help you beat seasonal allergies. There is vitamin C, the antioxidant quercetin, bromelain, stinging nettles leaf, and the amino acid NAC. Their website clearly tells you why they chose each ingredient, but the benefits are roughly clearing your sinuses and lungs. You can buy it on orthomolecularproducts.com.
3. Try a Neti Pot
Although this isn’t a permanent solution, using a neti pot will help you endure your allergies. In other words, it will feel like you don’t have them. Neti pots are little pots that are filled with water and salt, and then the water is poured into your nose on one side. This will drain your sinuses, keeping your nose free and unplugged. It really is a great tool to make those who suffer from seasonal allergies (or if you have a cold, for that matter) have less misery. You can buy neti pots at your local health food store, or on amazon.com.
4. Drink Licorice Tea
Believe it or not, drinking licorice tea daily will help you with your seasonal allergies. Actually, anything containing licorice root will help (no, store-bought licorice generally doesn’t have licorice root in it). Licorice root is said to help you breathe easier and help clear your lungs. This will give tremendous assistance to allergy sufferers. I never have had allergies that have made it hard for me to breathe, but I have tested this theory out when I’ve had a cold. I must say it really does help you breathe! I think it is best in tea form, because then you get the added steam to help clear everything up.
5. Use a Diffuser
Using a diffuser can help with stuffy noses due to allergies. Diffusers are devices that use water and essential oils to naturally freshen the air. If you regular use a diffuser with essential oils – especially peppermint oil – you will say good-bye to your allergies! Peppermint oil is very strong and the scent will really clear your sinuses. Alternatively, you can use boiling water with drops of peppermint oil in it, and stick your face over the steam (make sure you close your eyes!). This will also clear up your nasal passages and help you breathe with ease.
6. Increase Your Omega-3 Intake
The auto-immune response triggered by seasonal allergies can create inflammation in various places in the body. To permanently get rid of your allergies, you will need to reduce inflammation. Eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids has been proven to reduce inflammation in the body. Some good foods include ground flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and fish oil. You could always supplement with fish or flax oil to get enough omega-3 fatty acids.
7. Supplement with Probiotics
Good bacteria in your body are often depleted due to different stressors like antibiotics and toxins in our environment. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that keep our digestion running smoothly. However, did you know that they can also defend against seasonal allergies? Probiotics have actually been shown to train your body to adapt to seasonal allergies by boosting the immune system. That’s why supplementing with probiotics or eating cultured food can help. Foods such as yogurt, kefir, kombucha, and tempeh are all great options.
Now that I’ve shared with you the steps I’ve taken to get rid of my seasonal allergies, I hope you can too! You don’t have to take unnatural pills every day that can often make your problems worse. Instead, you can try these affordable, natural, and safe ways to get rid of them once and for all. Is there a natural remedy to get rid of allergies that has worked for you?