Herbal Remedies

Top 8 Herbal Remedies For Seasonal Allergies

Top 8 Herbal Remedies For Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies occur usually in spring, fall, and summer where there is an abundance of pollen in the air. It triggers allergic reactions in people like running nose, itching throat, nose, watery eyes and coughing, whooping etc. Though it is not possible to totally avoid it, herbal remedies can help in easing the symptoms and control recurrence.

Here Are Top 8 Herbal Remedies For Seasonal Allergies

1. Green Tea

Green tea contains natural antihistamines that reduce spasms and inflammation in the body. They should be drank  2-3 times a day since the time the allergies start so that their aggravation can be controlled. It contains numerous antioxidants that protect the body against the onset of numerous diseases and improves the immune system to fight the diseases [1].

Green Tea

2. Butterbur

This herb is especially recommended in easing symptoms of grass allergy. It contains a natural antihistamine that helps in blocking the spread of allergies and contains chemicals that reduce spasms and decrease inflammation in the body. It does not cause sleepiness as in the case of antihistamines and effectively provides relief against several allergies [2].

Butterbur

3. Echinacea

This herb is known to be effective against bacteria where even antibiotics also don’t work. It is used against cold, flu and upper respiratory tract infections. It is known to stimulate the immune system and activate chemicals in the body that help in reducing inflammation in the body [3].

Echinacea Tea

4. Licorice

It increases the body’s natural levels of steroids and helps in combating allergies. The tea can be prepared by steeping the licorice tea in water for 10 minutes and then drinking the strained liquid. This water can be preserved and 1 tab sipped every alternate day for 6 days helps in building the immune system [4].

Licorice

5. Goldenseal

This herb is effective for cold, flu, upper respiratory tract infections, hay fever, and stuffy nose. It reduces inflammation in the body and fights allergies of the nose, throat, mouth, skin and eyes. It contains a chemical substance berberine that fights germs and bacteria [5].

Goldenseal

6. Stinging Nettle

This herb contains vitamin K, quercitin, and carotene. The leaf of the herb can be used to control the symptoms of the allergy with the onset of the problem. It reduces sneezing, watery eyes and other symptoms associated with the allergy. Stinging nettle tea prepared by steeping the dried leaves in hot water for 10 minutes can be drunk for a week to ease the symptoms of the seasonal allergy [6].

Stinging Nettle tea

7. Ginger

Ginger tea is an effective remedy against flu, fever, cold and allergies. It reduces inflammation and swelling in the nasal passages and the bronchial tubes and provide relief from the allergic reaction. It helps in thinning the mucus and unclogs the nasal passages to provide relief in breathing. It antihistamine nature helps in controlling the allergy and is also a decongestant. Ginger can be added to soups and other dishes to increase their dietary intake [7].

Ginger

8. Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds can reduce inflammation in the body ad control infections. It is used to ease symptoms of allergies by reducing swelling in the bronchial tubes and nasal passages and ease symptoms of coughing. A concoction of fenugreek seeds in hot water can be strained, cooled, and drank with the onset of the allergic season to control the symptoms from getting worse [8].

Fenugreek Seeds

9. Garlic

Garlic helps in relieving symptoms of allergies as it is a natural antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, and a natural antibiotic. Add more of garlic to food in the allergic season and drink it in the form of tea to get relief from a stuffy nose, itchy, and red eyes and constant coughing and wheezing. It is a natural anti-bacterial herb and helps fight all infections that cause allergies in the body [9].

Garlic



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