Allergy season is in full swing. One in six people suffer from pollen allergies, also called hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis. You are not alone - over 55 million Americans are experiencing symptoms such as watery eyes, stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, wheezing and hives.
Allergies occur when molds release their spores, and trees, grasses, and weeds release tiny pollen particles into the air to fertilize other plants.
We are going to look at some natural ways to fight these seasonal allergies.
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What causes allergies?
Allergies and their uncomfortable symptoms occur when our immune system overreacts to pollen, which is harmless to us. Our body releases chemicals to fight off this perceived threat, which causes us to experience these unpleasant symptoms.
When is Pollen Worst?
Pollen levels vary based on the season, temperature, rainfall, sunlight and weather conditions and can fluctuate by the day. You can check the current pollen levels at www.pollen.com/map
Naturally Fight Pollen
Ingesting low levels of the current pollen in your area may help you become less sensitive to it and experience fewer symptoms.
Try consuming raw organic local honey, it will have small amounts of the current pollen and may help boost immunity.
Local bee pollen supplements can also help and are a great addition to your smoothies.
During times of high pollen levels:
- Keep car windows closed while driving.
- Avoid lawn mowing, leaf raking and other gardening chores, which stir up pollens.
- Keep windows closed at home to prevent airborne pollen from entering.
- Consider using a HEPA air purifier.
- Remove clothes you’ve worn outside and shower to rinse pollen from your hair and skin.
Clearing your nasal passages with saline solution is a quick and effective way to help relieve nasal congestion. Rinsing flushes out mucus and allergens from your nose. We recommend using the neti pot, which can be purchased at most local pharmacies and stores.
Our most popular herbal remedy, Allergies Away is formulated to moisten the nasal passageways while fighting symptoms associated with seasonal allergies and hay fever.
We augment this formula by adding herbs which moisten the nose and eyes as well as herbs which gently transform phlegm. The result is a balanced herbal remedy which addresses allergies without leaving you feeling dried out.
What our customers are saying:
"Allergies Away is the only remedy that gives my daughter relief from year-round allergies." - Madelyn
How to consume
You can take this tincture directly under your tongue, but most people prefer to drop it in a cup of tea. You can add local honey to sweeten it while boosting your immunity to the current pollen.