If you’re like me, then you probably have a stuffy nose, itchy eyes, or scratchy throat right now…
Allergy season is upon us, although I don’t want that to stop our high-quality living.
So this article (and the video above) is all about, natural allergy remedies that you need to have.
The 6 Uncommon Natural Allergy Remedies
Share this post with someone who gets allergies this time of year… – You may have released that its that time of the year again… Allergy Season. – I wanted to put together a quick little guide (video in Bio) on what to use as a natural remedy to allergies. – 1. Raw Local Honey: The Key is to make it local. That way it has pollen from the bees in your area so you can build a tolerance to it. – 2. Stinging Nettle: A plant that can be commonly found around, stinging nettle makes a great tea and is an amazing antihistamine. – 3. Frankincense Oil: One of the best essential oils, frankincense oil when rubbed on the chest, ears or diffused in the air can help calm down the allergic reaction. – 4. Apple Cider Vinegar: When used in a neti pot or put into water with lemon, ACV can help calm down the bodies histamine response and improve the immune system. – 5. Butterbur: used from the medieval ages to treat diarrhea and pain, it is something that commonly can help with allergies. – 6. Fixing Your Gut: The gut is one of the strongest immune system organs. Keep the gut healthy, and it will decrease your allergies. – That’s the six tips! Let me know if they help you or you have any others below.
1. Raw Local Honey
Raw local honey serves two different benefits, well three if you count how delicious it is.
Not only is raw honey anti-bacterial, but when you buy it locally, it contains trace amounts of the pollen that is currently making your allergies go crazy.
Its a form of microdosing the pollen in your area, which allows your body to build up a resilence and then have immunity to it(1.)
Thus, tasty honey and no more allergies!
2. Stinging Nettle
Stinging nettle has been around for a long, long time. Originally used in the medieval ages as a diuretic and for joint pain, it’s now something that doctors tell their patients to use when they have allergies.
The reason is that Stinging Nettle naturally controls histamines, and that is what makes your allergies flare up.
And while you can get it on pizza’s in high-end restaurants (one of Tim Ferris’s favorites.) I recommend taking it as a tea or in a tincture!
My Favorite Stinging Nettle Tea – https://amzn.to/2Fv5r2B
3. Frankincense Oil
Another powerful natural allergy remedy is frankincense oil.
While Indian frankincense has been claimed almost to kill cancer and help with many different skin conditions, it also works great for allergy season.
By taking it orally, rats see Immune System stimulation and IgG, IgM and Interferon increased. Meaning that the oil was helping to power up the immune system and cut down allergies(4.)
Now here are three ways to get Frankincense oil (do not take orally):
- Rub It Behind Your Ears
- Rub It On Your Chest
- Diffuse It In Your House
Frankincense Oil – https://amzn.to/2r8HXMz
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar was recently making headlines as a “fat burner,” and while I won’t claim that it works for that, it does help with allergy season.
By drinking a glass of apple cider vinegar with some lemon juice or (for more severe allergies) putting it in a neti pot and doing a flush with it, you can clear out mucus build up and make sure to boost your immune system for the upcoming allergy season(5.)
Apple Cider Vinegar – https://amzn.to/2jiIjf5
Butterbur is a shrub that started its rise in the Middle Ages in Europe to treat fevers and the plague.
The truth is, the science is iffy on if it works or not, but I like to make sure my allergies are knocked out. Butterbur has even been used to help coughs, asthma, headaches and even stomach ulcers.
So, when the allergy season comes around, and I want an extra 1-2, I’ll take a little butterbur(6.)
Butterbur Supplement – https://amzn.to/2rd7Dqy
6. Improving Gut Health
Possibly the most important of the bunch, yet one of the least neglected is your gut.
Your gut has a direct connection to your immune system, meaning a lousy gut equals worse allergies.
Most people even eat foods that they have food allergies too.
Pair a bad gut with allergies, and you get built up mucus and a comprised immune system during a time in which you want all cylinders running.
My Favorite Probiotic – https://amzn.to/2IbnIr4
How Does This Play Into High Leverage Skills?
If allergies take us out, then we can’t be productive, and we certainly can’t achieve high-quality living.
Knowing which tools work for what situations is so important, so the next time you have allergies make sure to reach for one of these all-natural remedies.
Do you have any other remedies that you like? Put them below!