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Spring is an inspiring and rejuvenating time of year. But for some of us, the warm air and sunshine aren't welcomed as happily as we'd like. We're so excited for the blossoms and bursts of green, then BAM out of nowhere, we get a stuffy nose and itchy eyes.
Here are a few natural, simple and amazingly true tips for seasonal allergies the next time they strike:
1. Get some apple cider vinegar.
Take one tablespoon of unfiltered raw apple cider vinegar diluted in a cup of water, once in the morning and once before bed. This works wonders for me like no other.
2. Try oil pulling in the morning.
If you're congested and have a stuffy nose, this provides amazing relief. Learn how to do this Ayurvedic method here. Try this each morning you wake up congested.
3. Drink water, water, and then more water!
Keeping hydrated is huge during allergy season. The more we drink, the more our body is able to process and push out the pollen. This prevents us from feeling the full effect of our allergens.
4. Bathe each night
Any residual pollen on your hair or skin will continue to affect you throughout the night, making symptoms worse. You definitely don’t want to bring this into the house.
5. Put on clean clothes as soon as you get home.
Always be sure to change your clothes after a day outside, frolicking amidst the flowery fields.
6. Sip some peppermint tea.
It's a soothing and a delicious tea to relieve allergy pains. It provides anti-inflammatory benefits as well as acts as a decongestant. This is perfect before bed as a way to unwind, and prepare for a rejuvenating sleep.
7. Try some stinging nettles
The easiest way to get the antihistamine benefits of this herb is in a tincture form, but if you have the dried leaves, making a tea is nice, too! For tincture, use one eye-dropper every 3 hours or as needed.