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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Shirkey

Natural Ways to Remedy Your Allergies

Sneezing your way through spring isn't a great way to spend your days. Spring brings warm weather, but with it, comes the pollen that many people are allergic to. Everyone reacts differently with their allergies, whether they are stuffed up, sneezing, or coughing. Remedy those annoying symptoms the natural way! Here are a few tips to tackling allergy season with natural, holistic health.

Sip Some Green Tea

As crazy as it sounds, green tea has natural antihistamines in it. This helps to combat pollen and other items that you might be allergic to. Sip on some green tea every morning to help relieve some of your symptoms. Did you know that some things you eat also cause your blood vessels to swell? This can make you more congested than you might normally be. Check out what foods you eat often and find out whether they might be impacting your allergies. For instance, melon, cucumber, and bananas can affect people who are allergic to weed pollens.

Herbal Remedies

Butterbur is a common herb used to help alleviate allergy symptoms. This has natural antihistamines in it as well and can aid in the relief of sneezing, coughing, and other issues. Commercial butterbur extracts, made from the roots or leaves of the plant, are available in capsule or tablet form to be taken by mouth. Additionally, don't forget if you love honey to use it in your cooking or drinks! Honey will help soothe your throat from coughing.

Clean Your Home

Regularly cleaning your house can help eliminate allergy triggers while you are inside. Change your air filters for clean air to flow through the house, and dust frequently. Vacuum/sweep a couple of times a week during allergy season to keep your floor from collecting debris and pollen from outside. This ensures your home stays clean and doesn't congest you, even more, when you are inside. Consider hiring a maid service during this time to help maintain your home's cleanliness.

Introduce Essential Oils

Peppermint, basil, eucalyptus, and tea tree oils have been linked to fight inflammation and boost the immune system. Essential oils will help reduce the symptoms of your allergies, as well as, fight infections and bacteria in your system. Depending on the type of oil you use, you can take a bath with the oils, put some in your green tea, or use an oil diffuser in your home! When buying essential oils, consider buying from a local, eco-friendly company. Timshel Apothecary crafts essential oils by hand and promotes holistic health.

At Timshel Apothecary, we handcraft small batches of simple, aromatherapeutic, and rejuvenating products to use in your home and on your body. Our products are guaranteed to protect you, your family, and your home from harmful toxins providing peace of mind through a holistic and natural alternative. Timshel Apothecary's top priority is the overall well-being of our customers and the environment. We aim to create a harmonious relationship between the two through education and sustainable practices.

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