It's spring and many of us are having the cough attacks, sneezing, itchy runny nose and eyes. When all the male gametes want to do is find them as many special ladies to fertilize, we humans complain of our plight. All joking aside. This season definitely comes with the good and the bad for many of us. Below I have completed my top 5 natural allergy remedies in no particular order. Enjoy
1. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
I know it's not the most pleasant taste but I assure you it helps. Mix 1 tablespoon of organic raw ACV with a tablespoon of lemon, and a spoonful of honey with a cup of water at least three times per day during allergy season.
Where can I get ACV?
Most local supermarkets carry it.
2. Nettle Leaf Tea
Nettle leaves have anti-inflammatory properties that helps treat allergy symptoms. If you have any medical condition consult with your physician before using Nettle because it is a powerful herb.
Where can I get Nettle?
Most health food stores have it, some even have it in capsule form. I always check online first to see where I can get the best quality and price.
3. Use a Neti Pot
Make a saline solution using distilled water (free of chlorine and flouride which can irritate your sinuses) and sea salt and add it to your pot. Use it in the morning and at night to remove the irritants in your nose.
Where can I get a neti pot?
Neti pots are sold at Walmart, Target, and most Pharmacies
4. Use Essential Oils
Essential oils or a great way to clear up nasal passages and relieve congestion. A few of my favorites for allergies are peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil. I like to put a few drops in a diffuser and spray down my home during allergy season. I've also add a few drops to coconut oil and rubbed it on my son's chest and feet when he's congested.
Where can I get essential oils?
Some essential oils are sold at many grocery stores but I recommend getting good quality essential oils from brands such as doTERRA and Young living.
5. Get Adjusted
Chiropractic care will allow your nervous system to function optimally. And since your nervous system controls everything in your body, it will allow your immune system to function optimally as well.
Where can I find a chiropractor?
We are everywhere or almost at least. I am located at 320 Prospect Place, Alpharetta, GA 30005.
Alpharetta Chiropractor, Dr. Bates takes care of patients with many health issues. Her goal is to allow you to have the best quality of life possible.