So far this year has been the worst so far because pollen allergy is gone. And most people find they have some problems with allergies and even I have a pollen allergy. But if you are like me, you do not like taking prescription drugs or even drugs that are not drowsy, making me tired or giving me side effects that I don’t want. And I’m trying to be better than allergies, not taking drugs that will make my nose bleed or make me feel more like garbage. But there are many home remedies and herbal remedies that you can try that might do the trick.
Before going to herbal medicine, first, cover lifestyle changes that will help you avoid several ways to get extra pollen help. For your home, you don’t want to use window fans to cool the room because they can carry pollen from the outside. It’s the same idea as opening a window, but I know many of us are usually not choices so you might not be able to follow that one. Keeping your window closed when you drive in a car is another thing that makes a difference. You can still use your car’s air conditioner if needed and use the option to rotate air from inside the vehicle to prevent pollen extract from outside. Limiting how much time you spend outdoors is another thing that helps if you are allergic to tree pollen. You won’t want to sit outside under a tree blooming with green powder owned by an oak tree. Also, Ragweed pollen is also the highest from mid-August to the first frost, so you especially want to make sure you are not outside for too long during this period.
There are many things you can do to help prevent allergies before they start, many of which are over-the-counter drugs. One of them is the neti pot which is a small ship-shaped lamp that has been used in India for thousands of years to clean the sinuses and help them not become clogged. The processes may require some habituation for most people, but this is similar to how a nasal spray works and this can help you treat allergies. Another method which is a natural plant-derived aid is called quercetin (bioflavonoid) which helps stabilize cells and helps prevent them from releasing histamine. Naturally also rich in antioxidants. Many citrus fruits and other foods contain quercetin naturally, but as an allergic sufferer, you will be better off taking supplements so that your body can build enough to prevent attacks. You should start quercetine treatment six weeks before the allergy season instead of waiting until after here and your suffering. Butterbur is also useful as an alternative antihistamine made from ordinary weeds found in Europe; it may be difficult to find in the US.
An inappropriate method is a sublingual immunotherapy which is often called an allergic shot. One disadvantage is that it takes three to five years to help build immunity, it may still be popular in the United States but was disliked in Britain during the 1980s because of adverse reactions that could occur.
Another natural remedy that can also help your immunity is honey if you can find a local honey farmer who sells honey bees making honey from different pollen that you are allergic to and swallow honey is also a natural remedy for pollen allergy. You can also drink apple cider vinegar while this may feel disgusting, many people report the ease of their allergic symptoms by taking 1/8 cup of vinegar once a day.
There are also some tea treatments that can also help with glabra glyceride allergy (licorice) which has anti-inflammatory properties and also has anti-allergic effects and helps with irritation to your respiratory system. Rose Hips also helps with anti-inflammation and helps reduce histamine production. There is also Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) helping with nasal veins when they are in a reactive state and helping with the stuffy nose and itchy eyes that are associated with fever.