Natural Remedies For Seasonal Allergies Are Inexpensive And
by Jim S Freeman
Pollen flies in the air for the majority of the year. Whether it is from trees, flowers,
grasses or weeds, millions of people suffer anywhere from four to eight months of
the year. Suffering from allergies is not only uncomfortable due to the symptoms of
the allergies, people also suffer more fatigue, migraine headaches and depression
when they suffer from seasonal allergies.

While it is tempting to just lock yourself away if you are one of these allergy
sufferers, there are natural allergy remedies that may help you enjoy summer just as
much as someone who does not have allergies.

When an allergen hits the receptors in a persons nose, the body triggers histamines
to help get rid of it. Histamines create physical responses like sneezing, itchy watery
eyes and more to help get rid of the offending pollen grain. Some people, especially
those who also suffer from asthma, may also experience their throat or bronchial
tubes getting tight and swollen.

While most allergy medications you buy at the local store attempt to treat the
symptoms, they aren't really helping the allergy. Most allergy medications are called
anti-histamines, because they stop the histamine production your body instigates
when it senses an allergen. This prevents the body from ridding itself of the allergen.

Neti pots are used around the world to flush the sinus cavities. While it may take
some adjustments to get used to, neti pots are inexpensive and effective. By mixing
non-iodized salt with water, the pollen grains are simply rinsed away. The salt water
is put in the neti pot, and you bend over the sink with your head facing the side. The
spout of the neti pot is placed into one nostril, and approximately half the water is
poured in. It comes out the other nostril. Repeat on the other side. It may feel
uncomfortable at first if you have never done it before.

Another natural allergy remedy is quercetin. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid, which helps
curb the body's release of histamine. It also fights free radicals. Quercetin is found
naturally in food like apples, parsley, tea, onions, citrus, tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce
and wine. Supplements are also available. Quercetin should not be used by people
with liver troubles or if they are pregnant or nursing.

Foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids like cold water fish, flax seed oil and walnuts can
help with allergy symptoms. If you are prone to a lot of congestion from your
allergies, try mixing a little horseradish, hot mustard or chili peppers with your food.
They are natural decongestants. Try to avoid any foods that cause you allergic
reactions, as they may trigger a stronger response while you are fighting other

There are several other natural allergy remedies around... do a little research. If you
do, you'll find one that works best for you.

About The Author

Jim S Freeman

Tired of the cost and side effects of traditional medicine?  Get your Free
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Natural allergy remedies do exist. It is
not surprising that the 26 million
seasonal allergy sufferers in the
United States continue to be the
target of several designer allergy
drugs every year, many of whom
suffer more side effects from these
drugs; not to mention the high cost
associated with them. Some medical
insurance do not cover these newer
drugs because they are so highly
priced. Many of todays consumers
are letting their doctors know that
they do not feel that these
medications are helping.
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