Spring has finally come. Warmer weather, sunny days, people enjoying their free time outside. Nature has started to wake up, everything looks nice and feels warm. For most people, this is one of the best parts of the whole year. But, for some is not. For some, spring is a time of annoyance, problems, visits to the hospital, allergic reactions. The time of allergies. So what can you do to make spring little tolerable? Can you use some natural remedies to help yourself? Of course, you can! We will give you top 5 home remedies that you can use during allergy season. So let`s start.
Neti pots may look strange, or even exotic, but nowadays they have become a must own item for treating allergies or stuffed-up sinuses. The treatment itself is simple, but it could cause some discomfort for some people. You need to rinsing your nasal cavity with a saline solution that you have made in Neti pot. That way you will flush all the allergens that have stuck inside your nasal cavity, and you will able to loose accumulated mucus. This is simple, but yet effective way to treat your nasal cavity and reduce allergic reaction and problems during spring.
Saline nasal spray is a product that you can find in pretty much any better store. It works very similarly to the Neti pot. The big plus of Saline spray over Nati pots is that is much easier to use and to find. You won`t need to create your own saline solution, just take a saline spray bottle and use it. Saline sprays are very effective in calming some of the allergy symptoms. Although some studies have shown that Nati pots can be more effective, the Saline spray is still simpler and easier solution.
We all know how curative honey can be, especially locally made and homemade honey from reliable sources. By eating honey that has been produced in your region you can help yourself relieve allergic reactions. The way that it works is that by eating honey you intake little doses of allergens that are found in your area. And that way your body gradually becomes inoculated against the irritating effect of allergen that is bothering you. The problem is that there is no study that could confirm those claims, it is only still a theory. But there is still hope, a small study made in 2011 in Finland has provided some encouraging results. You have nothing to lose if you try it.
This one is probably easiest and most common thing that you can do to help yourself during allergy season. By showering, you will remove all the allergens that had accumulated on your body during the day, especially if you spend a lot of time outside. Also, hot and steaming showering can clean your sinuses and nasal cavity from the allergens that had been stuck there. So, if you have a problem with allergies in the allergy season, take at least two showers during a day, you will feel much better.
Eucalyptus oil has a strong aroma that will supercharge your steam inhalation, Eucalyptus oil will open your nasal passages and sinuses much better than just steam inhalation. Some studies suggest that extract got from Eucalyptus leaves has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Which will definitely help you if you have allergies problems. By just breathing in the steam of Eucalyptus oil, you will breathe much easier. Which is, in the end, the whole point. And of course, steam will remove most allergens that are stuck in your sinuses, even better with added Eucalyptus oil.