Today, April 11, 2011, Minneapolis got 5 inches of snow. Â Lovely. Â So, feeling inspired, I shared on my Facebook page, a cartoon of a cow who tied up a snowman, holding him at hairdryer point, asking him what he’s done with all the grass. Â As of this evening, that post was seen by 8,423 people and shared 123 times. Â I guess I’m not the only one who thinks Â this has been a LONG, cold, snowy winter that seems to never end. Â Maybe talking about seasonal allergies will inspire spring to arrive.Â
Seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as spring allergies attack more than 35 million Americans every year as the seasons change, allergens blossom, pollens scatter through the air. People unknowingly breath them, allergic reactions such as sneezing, coughing, eye and nose irritation and runny nose are triggered. Â It’s been such a long winter, I’m almost looking forward to hayfever!
There are many over-the-counter allergy medications on the market today. But these drugs can cause side effects including drowsiness, headache, dehydration, and occasional loss of appetite. Its really not necessary to deal with those side effects when there are scientifically proven natural remedies that can help fight spring allergies.
Here are 5 effective natural remedies for fighting spring allergies:
Garlic: Garlic is a natural antibiotic that wards off infections, viruses and even allergies. On clinical studies, quercetin, a natural compound found in garlic and onion, is observed to mimic the antihistamine effect of certain drugs. Eating or juicing two raw cloves of this powerful antioxidant literally keeps the doctor away! While some people go for the supplements because they donâ€™t want to smell like garlic, they aren’t getting the benefit because for full effect, it must be the fresh, Â real herb, and if possible, get organic. It’s not that much more expensive, and has a higher sulfphur content (that’s good for you) and tastes better. Â Raw garlic eaten every day will fight off all types of allergies because it boosts your immune system immensely. Garlic tincture is another alternative to raw garlic and is just as effective. Â Garlic is definitely a superherb and it truly helps us to breathe better and live healthier lives. When regularly added to the diet, spring may just pass without causing sniffs and drips. Read More→