One of my most frustrating moments was when I had a severe sinus infection and went to see the ENT to find out that I was breathing at 70% because of allergies. I was miserable; I tried many natural supplements and herbal teas and they help so much to relieve my allergies symptoms.
In this blog post, I share with you herbal teas and supplement that help my allergies and allow me to enjoy spring.
Herbal teas also called tisanes are are made using spices, seeds, roots, flowers, and leaves. They are usually caffeine free.
To retain the therapeutic benefits from teas, after pouring boiling water over your tea, cover it while it steeps and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
If you have been suffering from seasonal allergies for years, someone probably already recommended nettle tea. By itself, stinging nettle tea is irritating and unpleasant, but when you boil them into tea they become a super healer.
To help with the unpleasant taste, you can (and should) mix it with other herbs to make it taste better. But, I found the Republic of Tea Organic Nettle Superherb Herbal Tea. Wow, this is an amazing tea.
Wow, this is an amazing tea. I had immediate relief. From the smell to the taste, I was breathing better. I am usually not a big vanilla tea fan, but this tea does it. They also added peppermint which works great to open the air waves. Peppermint and stinging nettle tea have amazing anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
#2: Start early with a butterbur extract supplement, great for congested sinuses
To prepare for spring, you could start drinking Garden of Life Natural Sinus Support in march. This herbal tea contain 8 wild–crafted herbs along with probiotics, enzymes and whole food vitamins and minerals and beta glucans.
Their main ingredient is butterbur extract. Studies show that butterbur is as effective as the antihistamine fexofenadine (Allegra) in providing relief from allergy symptoms.
This herbal tea work so well. I sleep so well the first day I drank it. I noticed less sinus infections as well. Gone are my congested weeks. I try to drink this tea daily. I also notice less post-nasal drips over time too.
#3: Itchy throat and or tired, try a spicier option with this honey and ginger
If you are ok with spicy, you will love Prince of Peace Instant Ginger Honey Crystals. I actually drink this tea all year round. It is great to quickly deal with cold in winter. In spring, the natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties help so much to deal with itchy throat and coughing.
One of the symptoms of seasonal allergies is tiredness, so this tea comes in so handy to wake me up.
I also love that I can mix this Instant Ginger Honey Crystals with other teas that are great for seasonal allergies. Lately, I have been mixing this crystals with Gaia Herbs Bronchial Wellness Herbal Tea. The mix is so soothing.
#4 NETI INHALERS! SET of TWO (2) Sinus & Lung Relief,
Lately, I have also tried this himalayan salts and essential oil blend. Oh, it is so good at helping me breath better. For essential oils, they used peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, tea tree. This is very clearing and easy to carry around. I have it in my pocket and use it whenever needed.
What are your natural remedies for seasonal allergies?