Spring is in full swing and for many, so is seasonal allergies. In Montana, late spring often means a boost in tree and grass pollen in addition to our three most common allergy triggers, woodworm, yellow nut sedge and yellow sweet clover which are often found along roadsides and backyards, but don’t let this keep you from enjoying the outdoors this spring. Here are some easy natural relief tips to help you fight off seasonal allergies from the author of The Country Almanac of Home Remedies(Fair Winds Press, 2011):
Step one is to prepare your body for the fight. Lower your intake of dairy and wheat and increase your intake of honey and bee pollen. This will help develop a pollen tolerance in your body and strengthen your immune system.
Step two is to keep your nasal passages clear. You’ll need to flush your nasal passages daily and wash your face often to remove any pollens resting on your face. You can also plan your outdoor activities for earlier in the day before the pollen gets a chance to blow around.
Our final step is to increase your intake of onions, red apples and red wine, which all contain bioflavonoid quercetin. Dark green leafy and orange vegetables should also be a large part of your diet to keep your immune system strong.
During allergy season, you could also relieve symptoms with pharmaceutical grade vitamins. Juros carries high quality pharmaceutical grade vitamins such as Vital Nutrients Aller-C containing vitamin C and quercetin to help relieve allergy systems.
Hopefully, these simple steps will protect you from the runny nose, puffy eyes and scratchy throat. We’d love to hear from you so if you have a natural allergy relief remedy, please share with us in the comment field below!