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I have suffered from allergies all my life. I don’t care what you call it, sinus, hay fever, or allergies, I suffer from it.
It never fails, the first budding of the trees and my eyes start to itch and water, and my throat gets the scratchy, dry feeling. Then in a few days the dreadful headaches, runny nose, or clogged nose on one side, the coughing, itchy ears, and you feel horrible.
I use to be left with taking Benadryl and going to bed. But once I woke up, the intense sinus pressure returned worse, and I was left taking more Benadryl. No one can live like that.
I took time to find natural home remedies that really helped me cope with my allergies and it didn’t stop my life. I wasn’t left with any drowsy side effects, and I didn’t have to go to the doctor anymore due to sinus infections. I hope my home remedies can help you, too.
Hands down the best allergy medicine are nettle leaf tea or capsules. This tea clears all your allergies and sinus issues. Do not drink if you have kidney issues.
I must warn you if you are full of mucus and you drink this tea, you will expel it, quickly. Yes, you may vomit mucus, but I can guarantee you that you will feel better. I give this to my girls, and when they have been heavily congested, they have vomited. Do not worry; the tea is cleaning out all the mucus.
This tea is fantastic, and before I had kidney issues I drank a cup every day and never had allergies. If you aren’t a tea drinker, take 600mg capsules daily for a week, and then take 300mg a day after then.
I love this tea, and it is a detox tea. It is excellent for detoxing your kidneys and liver, but I noticed it helped my allergies. I stopped having those pressure headaches, and that itchy throat feeling went away within a few days. Because it is a detox, I drank two cups a day for three days, and then just one cup a week.
After suffering from sinus infections, I learned to take Vitamin C tablets, which helped keep my immune system strong. I even give my girls Vitamin C, and they hardly get a cold or suffer from allergies like they use to. Add Vitamin C to your grocery list, and make a habit of getting this into your diet. You can take 500mg a day.
HALLS COUGH DROPS and TeaHalls cough drops are a miracle. When I get that itchy cough, or my throat feels like it is swelling from all the pollen, I pop one in and I instantly feel better. But, I started experimenting and realized the cough drops can be made into a tea. Drink this in the morning or before bed, it helps you breath better, and your head isn’t as foggy.
Halls Cough Drop Tea
- 6 cups of water
- 8-10 hall cough drops (any flavor)
- 1 slice of lemon
All you do is add water and cough drops to the pot and bring them to a low boil. Stir to make sure cough drops have diluted. Pour into a cup, add a lemon slice and enjoy.
- Peppermint/ Spearmint- You can choose either mint, but they both do the same. They help you breathe better and overall feel better with the sinus pressure.
- Eucalyptus – This is amazing for congestion. I use this in the bathroom during baths and showers.
- Lavender -Use at night for a calming effect. It helps my headaches and sinus pressure
- Lemon – Use in the morning, it makes me feel energized, and I don’t have the tightness around my eyes.
In your oil burner, add water and a few drops of your choice of essential oil and let the magic happen. I have mixed and matched my essential oils to get maximum benefits. Try these combinations:
- Lemon / Peppermint/ Lavender – After Work or Busy Day Relief
- Lemon/ Eucalyptus -Morning Relief
- Lavender / Eucalyptus – Nighttime Relief
- Eucalyptus / Peppermint – Congestion Relief
Make sure to add water and only a few drops of the essential oil, a little will do a lot.
No one wants to hear this, but you have to do it. Household chores… yeap, there is no way out but to CONQUER! The main goal is to keep the dust and pollen down and a cool environment.
- Change filters often invest in hypoallergenic filters
- Keep bedroom blinds and windows shut.
- Keep your bedroom cool.
- Vacuum every day, or at least your bedroom.
- Shower before bed to get off any dust or pollen that may be on you.
- Take shoes off soon as you come in, pollen is on the bottoms of your shoes.
- Dust often, especially in your bedroom, dust loves to hang around the bed, under the bed, and headboard.
- In your car, cut the A/C on and open your windows, it helps filter the dust and pollen. After 5 minutes roll the windows up.
Don’t get mad at me but I have to take a minute to talk about this. I’m not saying go on a diet, but I do need to talk about eating greasy food and your dairy consumption. Did you know that plays a contributing factor to your allergies? Don’t roll your eyes, you want to feel better don’t you? Well ok then, read below for a few helpful tips, and stop pouting!
- Stop smoking cigarettes. The free radicals make you congested, have headaches, and overall feel yucky. If you can’t stop cut back, and tell me if you don’t see a BIG DIFFERENCE.
- Cut the dairy. Might be the cause of the itchy eyes and your runny nose.
- Cut the greasy, fried foods. Might be the cause of the stuffy nose and feeling like you can’t breathe; wheezing
- Increase your fluids, drink water. It helps expel the mucus.
- Increase your fruits and veggies. Helps eliminate the mucus in your body, and alleviates allergy symptoms.
I hope these home remedies have been helpful for you and your family. Enjoy!
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