11 All-Natural Fall Allergy Remedies by: Patricia Bratianu RN PhD RH-AHG for Off The Grid News
GNN Note – Allergies keep getting worse with each passing year. At this point it is not clear if they are worse in the Spring or Fall. Maybe they are worse in the Summer or Winter. They just get worse. /END
Spring isn’t the only season that can bring dreaded allergies. For many people, fall, with its ragweed pollen and mold spores, accompanies fits of sneezing, coughing, runny noses, and watery eyes.
To combat fall allergies, you can try herbal remedies. In particular, here are 11 excellent sources of natural relief:
Elderberry tones the respiratory tract and keeps the airways clear from phlegm. Moreover, research confirms that elderberries contain compounds which strengthen the immune system and help ward off infections.
Sarsaparilla is a rich source of flavonoids. Flavonoids in sarsaparilla have proven to be effective in reducing inflammation caused by fall allergies, asthma, and bronchitis.
3. Horseradish Root
This root vegetable relieves coughs and bronchitis, it also soothes inflamed tissues. Horseradish root opens clogged sinuses and further facilitates their drainage. Our sinus cavities often have poor circulation of blood. Horseradish root improves the circulation of the whole body. As a result, immune compounds from the blood reach the sinuses more efficiently to fight infection.
Echinacea is well-known for its tonic effect on the immune system. While some people use it as a preventative herb, I prefer to use it for acute, short-term use.
Spilanthes possesses immune-supporting compounds which help ward off infection. Additionally, it has a tingling, numbing effect, which makes it useful for relieving the discomfort of a sore throat.
Garlic lessens the symptoms of fall allergies. Symptoms including, runny noses, fevers, coughing, sinus congestion, bronchitis, and shortness of breath. Furthermore, its immune and circulatory-enhancing effects aid the body’s immune system and relieve infections.