Posted on Sep 01, 2009 | Comments 1
Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies also known as hay fever.
This year between the months of April and August have been the highest mold, pollen and dust counts in decades which means for those of you who have dealt with seasonal allergies in the past, this year is horrible for allergies.
I have suffered from hay fever for years now but this year is literally knocking me off my feet. I have never taken anything for my allergies because the two main side effects I have found with allergy medications are drowsiness and hunger.
Well I don’t need to be tired and I certainly don’t need to fight an appetite! This year however, I looked into herbal remedies and natural health supplements to treat my allergy symptoms and was very impressed and relieved by what I found.
Keep in mind however that most of these natural and herbal remedies are proactive which means they should be used before allergy season starts however they are still quite effective when used in a reactive way.
- Pantothenic acid tablets
- Vitamin C
- A bioflavonoid of some sort; grapefruit, orange, grapes, strawberries, prunes
- 1 banana every day
- Licorice root
- Smoke coffee grounds in a pipe and inhale the smoke
All of the above supplements should be taken as instructed on the packaging except the garlic, onion, horseradish, watercress, bioflavonoid and licorice root.
The edible supplements can be incorporated into your cooking or always taken in a tea with some honey and lemon to make it taste more appealing.
Inhaling smoked coffee grounds from a pipe is an old Native American practice that I use once in awhile and it really does work.
Good luck fighting your troublesome allergy symptoms with these natural and no-side effect remedies!
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