Sunday, 26 Sep 2021
Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies: 4 Natural recipes to keep you smiling

Runny nose, itchy eyes, itchy throat … side seasonal allergies, the departments are on red alert.

Here are four home remedies that will help you smile even when the pollens are not gone.

A NETTLE AND PEPPERMINT TEA

nettle

Nettle is not an inviting plant from the start but it is nevertheless one of the most incredible plants which can at the same time relieve the pains of arthritis, help to fight against insomnia and, of course, to fight seasonal allergies.

Peppermint, on the other hand, contains a type that can help inhibit the activity and secretion of enzymes such as histamine, which causes the inflammatory response when you are in contact with the allergen.

The homemade recipe: 

Put 1 teaspoon dried mint or ¼ cup chopped fresh mint and 1 teaspoon dried nettle leaves in a cup. Cover with boiling water and leave to infuse for 15 minutes. Add a teaspoon of honey for taste (optional). Drink twice a day.

FRESH CITRUS JUICE

FRESH CITRUS JUICE

This drink, extremely rich in vitamin C, will help you provide energy to your immune system, which is particularly stressed when it is in contact with allergens. 

The homemade recipe:

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and 2 oranges. Refrigerate for a few hours. Before drinking this citrus juice, add a tablespoon of organic honey produced in your area. This will help you strengthen your immunity against the pollens that your nasal mucosa will cross in the coming days.

ONION JUICE

ONION JUICE

As unappetizing as it may seem, onion juice is an effective remedy to fight against allergic rhinitis (besides in homeopathy the remedy Allium cepa used for runny nose comes from onion). The onion is in fact made up of sulfur compounds with anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in vitamin C, the virtues of which we have just praised.

The homemade recipe:

Chop a red onion and infuse in a liter of mineral water for 8 to 12 hours. The drink can be stored for four days in the refrigerator: drink it once or twice a day. If the taste turns you off, you can add a teaspoon of honey to each glass.

AN APPLE-NUT SNACK

This mixture of fresh and dried fruits will allow you to relieve the symptoms of allergy. Rich in magnesium, nuts help reduce coughing or wheezing and their vitamin E content protects your body from reactions to allergens. Apples (like onions) contain quercetin, a flavonoid that reduces the production of histamine (thus decreases allergic reactions).

The homemade recipe: 

Chop a hand full of nuts and cut the apple into small pieces. Place everything in a plastic bag or an airtight box and mix well. During allergy periods, this small snack will advantageously replace the 11 am cookie or the 5 pm chocolate bar!

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