Ahhh choooo!!!! If you’re feeling hazy, and you’re coughing, wheezing, or having any sort of unattractive reaction to mother nature’s gift of spring NATURAL HELP is on the way!!
Seasonal allergies develop when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to something in the environment. People are often told to avoid “triggers” outside but that is nearly impossible especially with children! So what can be done?
The body responds in a certain way to an allergen because the immune system is in overdrive. That means that when the body’s immune system is overworked and stressed, introducing an allergen sends the body into overreaction.
The key is to balance the immune system and inflammation within the body so any reactions to the allergen will be NORMAL!
Here are 2 Natural ways to help!
Essentail oils are a liquid that is generally distilled (most frequently by steam or water) from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant.
Diffusing and inhaling certain essential oils can provide instant relief for allergies.
Essential oils such as peppermint immediately unclog the sinuses and offer relief to scratchy throats.
Eucalyptus oil contains citronellal, which has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects;
Studies have shown that lemon essential oil inhibits the growth of bacteria and boosts the immune system. BONUS: Lemon oil can also kill allergens in the air.
BUYER BEWARE: Many of the essential oils sold today are fake or diluted. Be sure you are using seed to seal certified EO like these HERE.
The best way to reap these amazing benefits is to purchase a high quality diffuser and place 5-10 drops along with water inside. Diffuse daily and often in the home especially in common areas. For instant relief inhale the aroma from the diffuser by taking 5 deep breaths.
One of the best kept secrets that shouldn’t be is taking magnesium can help with seasonal allergies!
One way magnesium helps with this annoying issue is that it helps reduce inflammation on a systemic level.
If you are magnesium deficient (which many unknowingly are) it can trigger a histamine response, or an increased histamine response.
You can get magnesium from a supplement or topical oil and be sure to include in your daily diet dark green veggies/sea greens and organic raw nuts!
Its time to take control over these pesky allergies and get out and enjoy spring!
Be Well 🙂