Did you know that over 10 million people in the UK suffers from some form of hay fever?
If you one of them you probably feeling a little bit anxious right now as spring is just around the corner. There is plenty of over the counter drugs available in pharmacies and shops but have you thought about natural remedies to help ease the symptoms?
Let’s start with vitamin C which is a natural antihistamine. Vitamin C acts as decongestant, so if one of your symptoms is a blocked or runny nose make sure you take a dose daily or simply add more food containing vitamin C to your daily diet.
Another great solution is honey. Honey contains pollen from plants and flowers and by introducing this pollen to your body early, you can help it develop protection to the allergies that that pollen creates.
Not as delicious as honey but also very effective is garlic. It helps alleviate hay fever symptoms. Increasing your daily intake of garlic can help boost your immune system, and help relieve symptoms of headaches and sore throat. Garlic contains quercetin, which is a natural antihistamine that helps with allergy relief. If you introduce garlic early enough you will prepper your body for allergy attacks. Quercetin can also be found in onion so if you are not a big fan of garlic this alternative can also be very helpful.
Next natural remedy I want to tell you about might not be for everyone, but if you can handle spicy food you will be very lucky this hay fever season. Food like wasabi, chilly, Dijon mustard and horseradish contain natural chemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin gives food heat or burning sensation, and helps open up nasal passages and reduce inflammation.
If you are not a big fan of spicy food you can try herbal teas. Chamomile, nettle and liquorice all contain antioxidants and antihistamines. Once enjoying herbal teas try to avoid milk and other dairy products as they increase mucus production in the respiratory tract. Try to avoid dairy products as soon as you get first symptoms of hay fever to prevent them getting worse.
You can also break up congestion if you add few drops of eucalyptus oil to the bowl of hot water and inhale the steam. However if you are taking homeopathic remedies, eucalyptus oil voids their action.
If you already trying all the natural homemade wonders, and you feel like nothing really works for you maybe it’s time to take a Salt therapy into consideration.
Salt therapy will bring almost immediate effects, it will help to alleviate your symptoms by reducing inflammation, it will also clear the mucus and reduce the chance of infections. Halotherapy is safe for any age group and it will help you reduce need for drug treatment, improve quality of life, reduce sneezing, coughing and shortness of breath.
For the long-term results, we recommend 15-20 sessions depending on age and severity. The first month we suggest 2-3 sessions weekly.
And just remember this month we not only going to celebrate spring coming but also 8th of March is International Women’s day and 31st of March Mother’s Day and for this occasion we have a special deal for you 10 sessions for £150 so if you still not sure what to get for your special ladies then give them the gift of love and health.