You may not think to consider what you’re eating when it comes to managing seasonal allergies, but certain foods can either help or worsen allergy symptoms. Dr. Axe has compiled a fantastic list of foods to avoid or include in your diet during allergy season to help manage those miserable symptoms. Get the lists and more information here.
2. Ready to Roll!
Essential oils are organic plant compounds that have gained a lot of hype for their incredible medicinal purposes. Mix lemon, lavender, and peppermint oils with copaiba (aids with respiratory health and inflammation) for this allergy roll-on relief. It’s particularly useful for hives and under the eyes as an inflammation soother. (You can find great deals on Amazon for roller bottles.)
3. Clear the Air
Air filters can only keep pollens and dust at bay, if they’re clean themselves…that is. Make sure your air filters are new or clean to help you breathe easy during allergy season. Read more about air filters and allergies from Aristair.
4. This Spice is Nice!
Turmeric is an Asian spice from the ginger family that has some serious medicinal power. Among other uses, turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory AND antihistamine, making it a great remedy for allergy symptoms. For some suggested recipes for using turmeric to treat allergies, visit Style Craze.
5. “The Mother” Lode
Apple cider vinegar is packed with nutrients and probiotics. It provides many health benefits for the skin, digestion, the brain, bone density, and the immune system in general. For a sinus clearing remedy, mix unfiltered (contains “the mother”) apple cider vinegar with honey and warm water.
6. Ditch the Itch
Itchy eyes and hives are bad enough, but the chronic dry skin brought on by allergies can be just as irritating. To soothe the itch, rub this Homemade Allergy Balm onto any irritated skin. Recipe found at Adventures-in-Making.
7. No Bones About It
Bone broth is a wonderful source of immune-boosting nutrients. It has also been shown to prevent and alleviate allergy symptoms. Happy-Mothering shares a very easy homemade recipe here.
8. A Coat of Oat
Oatmeal baths can help calm itchy, inflamed skin brought on by allergies. Get the directions and ingredients to make your own from The Idea Room.