Summer time should be a season of rebirth, when flowers bloom, the weather finds the perfect warmth, and children are free to play later in the day. Instead, for people with allergies, summer can be that nightmare when pollen and dust mites do their best to make your life miserable, with an intent to ensure that your nose, eyes and throat are in a constant state of discomfort.

There are plenty of allergy cures that come in the form of a pill, but that means they also come with side-effects. Sometimes, it’s simply not possible to pop an allergy pill as drowsiness can affect your whole day. Fortunately, there are a few natural remedies that have all of the positives of allergy relief medication without any of the negatives.

4 Natural Food & Diet Allergy Remedies

1. Vitamin C

When you feel those allergies acting up, a glass of orange juice can work its magic like an elixir of health as Vitamin C has natural antihistamine properties.During the time when your allergies most affect you, you should include more foods with vitamin C into your diet. Such foods include strawberries, papayas, red and green chili peppers, bell peppers and foods with dark green leaves, like kale.

2. Bee Pollen

Of course, if you are at all allergic to bees, this is not the natural cure for you. For everybody else, bee pollen can boost your immune system. Health stores and local beekeepers are sure to have it in stock. The natural B vitamin in bee pollen can also increase your energy. Put it in a nice, hot cup of tea and let it work its wonders.

3. Drink Peppermint Tea

If you find yourself with nose irritation and extra mucus, drinking peppermint tea can help. Peppermint oil has been documented as a decongestant; it also contains elements that are anti-inflammatory. You can usually find peppermint tea in stores, but if not, you can add a bit of dried peppermint to regular black tea.

4. Onions and Garlic

Toxins are bound to get into your bloodstream as you live and breathe each day, and they can be harmful to your health. Luckily, both garlic and onions work as natural disinfectants in the blood, helping kill toxins. You can add these foods to your diet or take a garlic pill.

4 Healthy-Lifestyle Allergy Remedies

1. Vaporizer

The air quality of your environment, regardless of where you are, has a lot to do with your overall health. When pollen and dust mites are rampant in your space, your allergies will act up. A vaporizer is a great tool for ensuring that your home is a safe space. It will improve the air quality in your home and help clear those nasal allergies that bug you most.

2. Stay Clean

Pollen residue sticks to your body like a parasite, ensuring that your allergies affect you long after the original pollen is gone. Wash your clothes as often as possible, especially if you experience itchiness while wearing them.

You should also change your sheets every week, as pollen residue can stick to them. Shower often if you still feel itchiness in your eyes, nose, and throat– but be careful not to shower so much that it leaves you with dry and irritated skin.

Washing your pet can save you from allergies!

3. Wash Your Pets

Dander from your pets is often the cause of sneezing and itching. Your dog can’t help it if he’s not hypo-allergenic; however, you can make sure you feel the affects of the dander less. Clean your pets often with warm water and you’ll be able to get rid of most of the allergens.

If your pet is not a fan of water, there are plenty of natural waterless shampoos on the market. Brush your pet thoroughly before applying the shampoo and then lather it up. Wipe off any excess shampoo with a clean towel– particularly one that you won’t use for yourself.

4. Carpet Control

If you can help it, allergy season is the ideal time to get rid of rugs and carpets. Pollen and dust mites can burrow down, making it difficult to be allergy-free. If you can’t get rid of your carpet, invest in a strong vacuum that can suck up the harmful allergens.

Before vacuuming, dust some baking soda all around the area. The powder will not only help absorb odors, but it will also help to lift any dirt and grime that accumulates deep beneath your carpets and rugs.

We may not be able to avoid springtime allergies altogether, but we can certainly do what we can to prevent our symptoms from becoming worse. Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying the warmer weather.

Visit FoundHealth to learn about 25 natural treatments for Allergies.

Marcela De Vivo is a freelance writer from the Los Angeles area and currently writes for VapeWorld.  Her writing covers everything from health and fitness, to travel and budget vacationing, to gaming and technology. She keeps her allergy symptoms at bay by using a vaporizer and  washing her two Great Danes regularly.

 

One Response to 8 Super-Natural Remedies for Allergies

  1. Joshua says:

    Is there any interesting product you could recommend? Thanks

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