Being in the high desert can be frustrating to the gardener in us, but the benefit of living in a climate that is inhospitable to most plants is that air pollens tend to stay at a reasonably low number. However, fall in Southern Utah means that the Rabbit Brush is in full bloom, and it is EVERYWHERE. This cheerful, yellow, flowering bush brings allergy misery to many of us well into the winter months. Here are our favorite natural solutions to seasonal allergies- regardless of the season you find yourself sneezing in!.
1) Wash the pollen away
Sometimes, relief is as simple as showering in the evening instead of the morning- washing the pollen out of your hair and eyelashes before bed prevents them from falling onto your pillow and being rubbed into your face all night! Using a neti pot is also very helpful for washing pollens out of your sinuses.
2) Herbal supplementation
Certain herbal supplements can reduce the body's inflammatory response quite effectively! Licorice root, Nettle, Butterbur, Turmeric and Green tea are all fabulous herbs for treating or preventing seasonal allergies.
Our Breathe Easy and Allergy & Lung formulas were specifically designed to provide relief from allergies.
3) Raw, Local Honey
Locally produced honey will contain pollen spores picked up by the bees from local plants. This can act much in the same way as a natural type of vaccine. By introducing a small amount of allergen into your system, your immune system is activated and over time can build up your natural immunity against it.
4) NAET Allergy Elimination Technique
Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, also known as NAET, are a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to alleviate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine.
There are several homeopathics that work quite effectively to treat allergy symptoms. We especially like Hyland's Sniffles and Sneezes and Boiron's Histaminum. Boiron also has Eye Drops for itchy, watery eyes that we love, and we all agree that BioAllers Outdoor Allergy is remarkably effective. We carry all of these great products, give us a call to order!