Allergies wreak havoc during the spring. Sometimes, the best cure is an all-natural one. Before running off to the pharmaceutical counter, try some of these remedies.
- Deep Breathing: Steam inhalations are nothing new for allergy sufferers. Boiling a pot of water and breathing in the steam can quickly clear the sinuses. This allergy season, try adding essential oils, such as eucalyptus, rosemary and tea tree, to ease congestion.
- Nature’s Medicine: Quercetin, a flavonoid found in foods like apples, onions and grapes, is a natural antihistamine. What’s more, it is an antioxidant and immune system booster. Though you can get the substance through your diet, quercetin is also available in capsules.
- Health Food: The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids know no bounds. This natural anti-inflammatory aid can be found in many fish as well as walnuts and flaxseed. Or, try something spicy. Ingredients such as cayenne pepper, wasabi and chilies are a kick to your sinuses as well as your taste buds.