Instead of reaching for an OTC antihistamine try one of these natural ways to help you get through Spring:
Local honey – consuming local honey from where you live will help your body adapt to the allergens in the environment there. Consume a teaspoon or more of raw, unprocessed local honey from as close to where you actually live as possible. Do this one or more times a day to help relieve symptoms. It is often suggested to start this a month or so before allergy season.
Probiotics – allergies tend to be caused by an imbalance in the immune system. Research indicates that the presence of beneficial bacteria in the gut to a reduction in allergies. Consuming fermented foods like sauerkraut or Kombucha can help boost bacteria as well as consuming a high-quality probiotic.
Nettle Leaf – Nettle Leaf is a natural antihistamine as it naturally blocks the body’s ability to produce histamine. It is best consumed in a tincture or tea during allergy season.
Apple Cider Vinegar – Apple cider vinegar has some many health benefits one of them being allergy relief. It helps to reduce mucous and helps support the lymphatic system. Mix a teaspoon of organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with “The Mother” (that part is important) into a glass of water and drink three times a day to help relieve acute symptoms.