Effective Natural Hay Fever Remedies - Easy and Inexpensive!


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Anyone that suffers from seasonal allergies often looks forward to fall as the time where allergy medications can be taken “as needed” rather than every day, and they can finally enjoy the great outdoors without suffering through sneezing and itchy, watery eyes. However, experts are predicting that this year’s allergy season may extend well into November due to the hot, dry summer.

There is hope outside of medication.

1. Local honey. Made from the pollen specifically in your area, eating local honey regularly can help you to develop a natural immunity to what ails you, reducing instances of allergy attacks now and in the future.

2. Drink 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar every day. This can provide instant relief and, when taken regularly, can help you make it past this last “leg” of hay fever season.

3. Eat ginger. A natural antihistamine, adding fresh ginger to your salad or drinking ginger tea can help to reduce your body’s response to common seasonal allergens.

4. Eat turmeric. Recently found to prevent your body from releasing histamine, which is responsible for the allergic response many experience during allergy season, eating turmeric can have the same effect on many people as taking an over the counter antihistamine. Many recommend taking a small dose of ½ teaspoon a day.

5. Citrus sweet tea. Adding lemon and grapefruit to your standard sweet tea can help to relieve allergy symptoms. Plus, it tastes fantastic! There is a reason lemons are a key ingredient in so many citrus health remedies.

6. Vitamin D. British Journal of Pharmacology reported that Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory effects on smooth muscle cells in the airways which might help with asthma.

While it can be tempting to go for the seemingly quick fix of over the counter allergy medications, many of these natural remedies work just as quickly, for the same price or cheaper. Give it a try and here’s hoping that the rest of the allergy season finds you enjoying the beautiful fall without a wad of tissues in hand.

Additional resources:
http://naturalsociety.com/7-effective-natural-hay-fever-remedies/
http://articles.latimes.com/2009/may/11/health/he-pharmacy11