Natural relief for seasonal allergies, 6 tips to help you survive the season

Natural relief for seasonal allergies, 6 tips to help you survive the season

Seasonal allergies are allergic reactions that occur when outdoor plants release pollen into the air. If you’re susceptible to allergic sensitivities, your immune system will react to these triggers by releasing histamine and other chemicals that cause allergy symptoms.

Natural methods to relieve allergies include the immunotherapy approach of consuming local honey, the natural relief of congestion symptoms, and herbal supplements known to reduce histamine response.

 

Eat local honey:

Eating local honey is a time-honored natural remedy for seasonal allergies due to the concept of immunotherapy. When you consume small amounts of local pollen it may help reduce the immune system’s overreaction to pollen, which causes allergy symptoms.

 

Natural relief for allergy symptoms:

Congestion is uncomfortable, whether due to allergies, a cold, or sinusitis. Here are some natural remedies to help relieve congestion:

  • Saline rinse for stuffy nasal passages: Steam inhalation helps clear nasal passages and soothe irritated sinuses.
  • Supplements to combat a histamine response: Several herbs have been traditionally used to help alleviate symptoms of seasonal allergies. While scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness may vary, many people find relief from incorporating these herbs into their allergy management routine.
  • Herbs include: Stinging Nettle, Turmeric, Quercetin, Eyebright, Chamomile, Ginkgo Biloba.
  • Eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils contain decongestant properties which help open congested airways and relieve sinus pressure.

 

These natural remedies can help alleviate congestion and provide relief from discomfort. However, if your congestion persists or worsens, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional to rule out any underlying medical conditions and determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

 

By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.