10 Allergy Remedies for Your Home
According to the Allergy and Asthma Institution of America, about 50 mln Americans are suffering from allergies of some sort. And although allergy types are different (food allergies, dust, seasonal etc.), the most common allergens are known to be animal fur, pollen, dust, mold, insect bites, and also some medications and foods.
Allergic reactions, on the other hand, are also diverse: skin rash, coughing, sneezing, stuffy nose, trouble breathing, and even headaches. It’s your immune system’s way of saying “something is wrong”. And though there are many types of medications that prevent allergic reactions or claim to cure them, in reality, you should be working on your immune system since its hypersensitivity is the core reason of your symptoms.
If you are willing to do it in the most healthy and natural way, here are some home remedies you can take advantage of.
As cheesy as it sounds, a healthy diet is the key to having a healthy body and a strong immune system. Consuming greens, vegetables and fruits as a vitamin source, probiotic-rich foods, garlic and lemons will help detoxify your system and make it work in the best possible way.
Pollen is one of the most common allergens. And since the local honey contains bee pollen from the same environment, it will help you boost your immune system in no time. Simply try to consume a spoonful of honey every day. You can either add it to your tea or oats in the morning, and it tastes delicious, too!
Surprisingly, allergens can even be found in your own home. Since your carpet is practically a trap for all types of germs, dust, pet dander and other allergens, it may be causing you a lot of trouble if not cleaned properly. So make sure to vacuum your carpet at least once a week and spot clean it whenever necessary. Hiring professional carpet cleaners to disinfect your carpet at least once a year is also a good idea. Plus, it always feels nice to have a clean home.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
If you are having an allergy attack, you can put a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in your neti pot solution and give yourself a sinus flush. It’ll quickly soothe your sinuses and make you feel instantly better.
If a stuffy or runny nose is one of your symptoms, you should be using neti pots to give your sinuses a flush. Use a simple saline solution on a daily basis to calm your symptoms.
Eucalyptus oil is very well-known for reducing inflammation and improving detoxification of harmful microorganisms. It is recommended to inhale it through a diffuser or add a couple of drops to your neti pot.
It is no surprise that most of your immune system function is stored in your guts. So take care of them and make sure to either take in probiotic supplements or consume probiotic-rich foods regularly.
Steam can give instant relief to most of your allergy symptoms due to high temperature. It will clean out the nasal passages of any excess mucus while soothing your sinuses at the same time. Simply boil a few cups of water until it starts steaming, pour the water into a bowl, lean your head over the bowl and start breathing in the steam for about 10 minutes. Draping a towel over your head is very desirable, too. You can also add a few drops of eucalyptus oil into the water to strengthen the effect.
Stinging nettle is widely used for medical purposes. You can use it in tea form, which is recommended especially before the allergy season begins.
Quercetin is great at calming hypersensitivity of the airways. It can be found in cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, green tea, citrus fruits and so on.
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