It is May and spring sneezin’, oops season, is in full force!! There are buds shooting up
everywhere and allergens are in the air. We can smell it, feel it and even wear it on our spring
clothing. Now is the time to take on spring allergies and keep the allergens at bay!
Here are the Top Ten Tips – Natural Remedies for Spring allergies To to pave your
path with fewer spring allergens getting in you way.
Green lights ahead with these all natural tips without the drowsiness and after-effects
of traditional over-the-counter medications!
Querdetin is a flavenoid found naturally in onion, apples and black tea. It has anti-
inflamatory properties shown to block histamines. Having more of these foods in allergy
season can ward off stuffiness, sneezing and blocked noses.
2. HERBS & PLANTS
Stinging Nettle comes from the roots & leaves of the stinging nettle plant. It is a perennial
flowering plant and has been used medicinally, dating back to ancient Greece. The plant has
been shown to have excellent anti-inflammatory qualities. Inflammation has been shown
to cause the seasonal allergy symptoms.
Rosemary is a powerful herb containing rosmaeinic acid with anti-inflammatory effects to
keep allergy symptoms away.
Tumeric is another effective warrior for spring allergies with curcumin.
3. CLEAN ROUTINE – YOURSELF
Keeping yourself free of spring allergens with increased showering. By
adding a shower at the end of the day, you will clean off allergens from
the day. This preventive measure goes a long way and can make sleeping
that much easier.
4. CLEAN ROUTINE – CLOTHING AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
More frequent laundering of clothes and washing/vacuuming personal
effects, including backpacks, bags, hats and purses will help to keep
Wearing a hat during allergy season can also help to allergens out
of the hair.
5. INDOOR HOME CLEAN
Keeping your surroundings clean with frequent vacuuming. Dusting of shelves
and bookcases where pollen can collect is also important.
6. INDOOR AIR
Indoor air quality is very important to keep away spring allergies. Two methods,
Air Conditioning and Air Purifier units, are very good for keeping the air clean.
Avoid the outdoors during high pollen levels to minimize allergic reactions.
If possible, stay indoors, especially in the morning when pollen levels are high.
NEW NATURAL REMEDIES
Acupuncture has it’s fans who support it as an allergy remedy, yet studies have been mixed.
Researchers advocate a larger clinical trial to better understand the merits of acupuncture
to fight spring allergies.
9. NASAL CLEANSING
Nasal cleansing is a simple process that uses a combination of warm water, 1/4 teaspoon of
salt may assist in cleaning out mucus and opening the nasal passage. You can use this method
by way of a neti pot device that looks like a small teapot.
Immunology for allergies, also commonly known as “allergy shots”, is a newer practice. This method
involves exposure to the allergens in small amounts to the immune system. Continuing with larger
amounts of the allergen will serve to teach the body to not see the allergens as a foreign
invader and develop a tolerance to it.