Pollen Allergy Remedies
Raise your hand if you have pollen allergies. You are not alone. According to WebMD, more than 50 million Americans have seasonal pollen allergies. Pollen is almost impossible to escape, floating through the air ready to destroy your outdoor fun. Here are a few natural remedies for pollen allergies you can try out to prepare for the fast approaching spring.
How to Make Your Own Saline Nasal Spray
Salt water nasal spray is a good non-medicated way to treat dry or congested nasal passages. You can buy this at your local market or even make it at home. If you do make this at home, you should make a fresh batch every time.
Measure eight ounces of distilled water (tap water may contain impurities) and add 1/4 teaspoon of kosher or pickling salt. Add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to the saline. Make sure that all of the salt and baking soda are dissolved before you use the solution.
Goldenseal: Pollen Allergy Remedy
Goldenseal is one of the most popular herbs. It benefits liver, skin conditions, diarrhea, and cold and sinus issues. This herb treats mucous membranes, including those in the respiratory system and digestive tract. You can combine it with saline nasal spray to treat pollen allergic reactions.
It is commonly used for sinusitis and hay fever. You should start with 500 mg tablets up to three times a day. You can also purchase a supplement that combines goldenseal and echinacea. This soothes a sore throat and is a popular remedy for respiratory infections.
Freeze-Dried Nettles: Pollen Allergy Home Remedy
Stinging nettles have been used for hundreds of years to treat joints and bloating. It can also be used to treat hay fever. It reduces the amount of histamine in the body during allergies.
Freeze-dried nettles can be taken in several forms like teas, fluid extracts and creams, but also leaf capsules. Pregnant women should not take nettles. Nettles can also aid sleep and reduce joint pain. It’s common to seep the nettles in hot water, strain the nettles and then drink the tea. Drinking it one to two times a day is recommended.
Where to Buy Goldenseal & Freeze-Dried Nettles
You can buy freeze-dried nettles in capsule form online or at health stores.
Goldenseal is available in capsules, tablets or liquid extract. You can find it online or in stores.
You should talk to your physician about which form of these homeopathic remedies will work best for you before you begin taking them.