Season allergies are a common problem for individuals as they can arise out of simple factors like spicy food, cats, or pollen. While some of these allergies can be severe and may require immediate medical care, the lesser intense ones can be taken care of at home with the use of simple products such as honey, tea, apple cider vinegar, nettle leaf, eucalyptus oil, etc.
Instead of the regular honey that is available as finely packaged products, trying out local honey that is produced by the bees specific to your local region would help you to inoculate yourself to the irritating allergies caused by pollen. The local bees transfer the pollen from the flower blossoms into the honey and therefore enable your body to effectively adapt to the allergens in your immediate surroundings. This would only serve to be effective when consumed at least two times a day for a prolonged period of time, specifically before the beginning of your allergy season.
The steam from a hot cup of tea is evidently said to relieve the strain in the nasal passages especially when one is suffering from spring allergies. Alongside the vapors, the dose of peppermint in the tea aids to naturally break down the mucus and also clear out the nose and throat lining as it has the quality of an expectorant and decongestant. Green tea, which comprises a compound called methylated epigallocatechin gallate to have antioxidant characteristics which act as a natural immunizer against allergic reactions. Individuals who are allergic to ragweed should consciously stay away from chamomile as it can turn into a trigger for worsening your allergies.
While these two remedies are only effective to a certain extent and only in the case of mild allergy symptoms, one effective remedy that has proven to be helpful for individuals prone to allergies is dietary changes. The GAPS diet has been tested across people with even severe allergies and it has proved to be effective to bring back a balance in individuals who may require a gut rebalancing or re-healing.