Friday, July 29, 2011

Natural Allergy Relief

My allergist recently prescribed me a $100 per month allergy medication.  That's not something we can afford with three kids and me staying at home. 

So, I wanted to look into natural allergy remedies.  In every online article and blog that I read about this topic they all had similar findings. 

Natural Remedies:
  • Nasal Rinse - a simple saline nasal spray and/or the use of a Neti Pot is great for flushing out allergens from your nose.
  • Butterbur is a weed found in Europe that works like a antihistamine without the drowsy side effects.
  • Stinging Nettle is also a weed but it is found in the United States but also works like an antihistamine.
  • Quercetin is another natural antihistamine that is found in foods like onion and apple skins and even in wine.
  • Bromelain is good for nasal inflammation.
  • Honey when locally produced can help you become acclimated to your regions allergens.  It is also great for soothing a dry throat and cough that can come with allergies.
Most if not all of these natural supplements can be found at your local natural goods stores.  However, before starting any new allergy remedy, it is best to talk to your doctor first.

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