No one likes allergy season. Having nice weather means nothing if you’re not able to enjoy it. Waking up in pain from a dry and sore throat is a terrible feeling. Relying on allergy medication quickly gets expensive and makes you feel sleepy throughout the day. Fortunately, there are a few different ways to fight allergies using natural remedies.
1. Use Probiotics To Improve Your Immune System
Believe it or not, probiotics can actually help your body fight allergies. Probiotics are healthy bacteria and yeasts that help your digestive and immune systems. Usually, people take probiotics to combat stomach problems and help with digestion.
Probiotics help to keep levels of healthy bacteria in your body balanced. Doing things like taking antibiotics, eating junk food and leading an overall unhealthy lifestyle causes you to lose healthy bacteria in your body. Probiotic supplements restore good bacteria and are becoming known for their strengthening effect on your immune system. Many studies confirm probiotics are an effective remedy for fighting certain pollen allergies and even eczema.
You can get probiotics in tablet form at any health food store. Colony Forming Units are used to measure the number of active bacteria in your probiotics. CFU is measured in billions, the more in the supplement, the stronger it will be. You can also get probiotics in your diet by eating foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, and other fermented foods.
2. Always Wear Clean Clothes
During allergy season, pollen and other allergens get caught in your clothes and transferred into your home. Just by wearing a shirt you wore outside in your room brings allergens that aggravate your symptoms into the place you have to sleep.
Taking a hot shower washes off any pollen residue stuck on your skin or in your hair. Make a conscious effort not to wear clothes you wore outside on your couches, or in your bedroom. It’s also a good idea to change your sheets and pillowcases more often during allergy season.
3. Use Ginger For Relief
Ginger is a powerful natural remedy thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties. Ginger is excellent for breaking up chest congestion and making phlegm easier to get out of your body. Ginger is also an excellent remedy for keeping your immune system running well.
Ginger root is the best way to get ginger in your body. Ginger root is excellent for making tea, or you can just chew on the root by itself. Strong ginger tea is a great natural way to fight the itchiness and congestion that comes with allergy season.
4. Essential Oils
Essential oils are powerful oils extracted from various fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
Eucalyptus oil is popular for its healing effect on colds and its ability to relieve allergy symptoms. Eucalyptus oil helps get rid of scratchy throats, congestion and allergy headaches. Peppermint is also another essential oil with anti histamine, anti inflammatory, and anti allergen properties.
You have a lot of options when it comes to using essential oils. You can get a big bowl of hot water, add the essential oils and inhale the steam with a towel over your head. Adding a few drops in the shower or bath is also an excellent way to use essential oils. You can also invest in a diffuser, which allows you to disperse the essential oils throughout your home and kill the allergens in the air. You can get all the supplies you need to start with essential oils at a natural health food store.
Following the tips in this blog post will help you find relief during allergy season. Simple things like changing your sheets more often and supporting your immune system with natural remedies make allergy symptoms much easier to deal with.