But what if you’ve tried everything you can think of, and you’re still not experiencing the relief you’re seeking?
These three home remedies are a little on the strange side, but they’re tried and true.
1. Drink an Onion.
That’s right, just drink it down. Everdayroots.com shares this recipe:
Slice one red onion and add to four cups of water in a mason jar. Let it sit for about eight hours and then drink, up to twice a day. It will keep for four days in the fridge - and we highly suggest adding a little something to it right before drinking, like honey.
And here’s why it works:
Onions can be called a natural antihistamine because of their quercetin content. Quercetin is a water soluble compound that supports normal histamine production (rather than overproduction), and to support nasal comfort and skin comfort as a result.
2. Brew some Peppermint Tea
This is a bit less unusual than an onion, and might fit your tastes better. We love this version of homemade peppermint tea from Framed Cooks.
It works because peppermint is a natural anti-inflammatory and acts as a decongestant. It also possesses some antibacterial properties. Bonus - peppermint is great for healthy digestion.
3. Good ol’ Apple Cider Vinegar
This trusty acidic liquid is recommended for all sorts of health woes. Pills are varied and should be considered carefully, but raw, organic ACV is a great thing to keep around the house. If you have diabetes, talk to your doctor before using ACV.
For allergies, mixing a tablespoon with a cup or so of warm water and drinking before you head outside is a brilliant plan. You’ll get a little kick of warmth, plus you’ll effectively end your body’s histamine response for the moment and reduce the inflammation associated with your allergies.
What’s your favorite natural allergy remedy? Share with us in a comment!