Seasonal allergies are often considered something you deal with in the winter, but many people also get them during the spring and summer.
This is when a lot of new growth occurs outdoors when the pollen and ragweed pick up in the air and irritates your allergies. Here are some natural ways to ease your allergy symptoms.
Identify Your Triggers
Any time you look up ways to treat allergy symptoms, the first advice you will be given is to find your allergy triggers. This is true whether you are looking for herbal or medicinal treatments. Avoiding your triggers is one of the best ways to reduce your symptoms and hopefully avoid those big allergy attacks. If you get allergies in the summertime, it is probably from the weather combined with the climate and new growth. So, your biggest triggers might be weeds, pollen, ragweed, or dander in your home from shredding pets. If you had a humid or wet winter and spring, then mold might also be another trigger you are dealing with. Try to identify your triggers, then work to avoid them as much as possible.
Try Food-Based Allergy Treatments
As far as treatments go, the main purpose isn’t to treat your allergies, since you will probably still have them. The point is that they have to reduce your allergy symptoms once they begin, or you can prevent them from occurring in the future. The first set of treatments are based on certain natural foods or things you consume.
There is honey as a treatment, but it needs to be raw and organic honey, not with added sugar or preservatives. Even better if you can find local honey, such as from a CSA or farmer’s market. This is going to reduce allergy symptoms related to pollen.
Bone broth is another excellent way to reduce your allergy symptoms, such as from beef or chicken. The bone broth reduces inflammation, which is often where the itching from allergies comes from. It can also provide a boost in your immune system and even help with your energy levels.
Consider These Other Natural Remedies
The next set of treatments include supplements and various miscellaneous natural remedies, like essential oils. Some vitamins and supplements that have been known to help with allergy symptoms include probiotics, vitamin A, vitamin B, zinc, and spirulina. Herbs like stinging nettle can also be useful when treating your allergy symptoms.