How to relieve the symptoms of spring allergy naturally
Once spring has arrived we have left the winter behind, and with it the cold, the rain, the dark days, to enter this wonderful season, in which the days begin to be somewhat warmer, we see more little suns, the days are somewhat longer and our body is revolutionized.
In spring everything blooms and with it the real problem begins for people who are allergic to pollen. During this season all the plants begin to bloom, the pollen increases and begins to dissipate.
The allergy to pollen from plants It is known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, it is a respiratory disorder that affects approximately one in five people. Seasonal allergic rhinitis presents with several symptoms, some quite annoying: among the most prominent ones we can mention the persistent lachrymation, liquid mucus, congestion of nose, sneezing, inflammation of the eyelids, decay and fatigue.
Not only the allergic people suffer a decrease of defenses in this epoch. Other non-allergic people can be affected by the change of season so their health is resentful, low defenses, apathy, sadness, low mood, fatigue, is what is known as spring asthenia.
To alleviate the symptoms that accompany the spring allergy we can resort to home remedies prepared with natural products that will help us cope better these moments.
Home remedies to relieve the symptoms of spring allergy
Eyebright infusion to relieve eye discomfort
The eyebright It is a medicinal plant with many beneficial properties to treat different conditions of the eyes, it is soothing, anti-inflammatory, natural eye drops.
The infusion of eyebright will help us to improve the symptoms of persistent tearing as well as to reduce the inflammation of the eyelids. Therefore, with this wonderful infusion we will do some washes for the eyes.
We will prepare the infusion with 10 grams of eyebright plant and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water to boil, and when it starts to boil add the eyebright. Remove from heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes. We fill the infusion, and let it cool.
Application of eye baths:
Once the infusion is cold, we wet a sterile gauze in the infusion and apply it to the eyes.
Infusion of white horehound to relieve nasa congestion
The infusion of horehound helps us to improve the uncomfortable symptoms of nasal congestion, sneezing, liquid mucus.
To prepare the horehound infusion we need two teaspoons of horehound plant and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water to boil and once it starts to boil add the horehound. Remove from heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes. We fill the infusion and when it is cold we can take it.
If the infusions are preferred with a sweet touch, we sweeten to taste, with a teaspoon of honey, brown cane sugar or stevia.
From the horehound infusion we can take one before meals.
Useful tips to prevent allergy in spring
The best treatment is prevention therefore we must strengthen our immune system during the year so that when spring arrives we are caught with defenses in top form.
In order to reinforce our defenses, the diet plays an important role with what we should look for and eat the foods that favor us the most.
For these cases foods with antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties come in handy like cabbage, Brussels sprouts, spinach, broccoli, peas, tomatoes, garlic, garlic, onions, purple onion, leek, pear, apple, grape, blueberries, strawberries, red fruits, papaya, pineapple, kiwi, or orange and drinks such as green tea, white tea,
The Foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids like the blue sins. Probiotics such as yogurt, kefir, fermented milk, fermented cheeses.
Include in addition Foods rich in selenium and zinc such as green leafy vegetables, legumes, whole grains, wheat germ, fish, seafood, liver, red meat, chicken, turkey, milk and dairy products, eggs, nuts, bananas, pumpkin seeds and sesame.
Some unhealthy life habits can predispose us and be more susceptible to a decrease in defenses such as an unbalanced diet, stress, lack of sleep or rest and sedentary lifestyle.
We must propose to carry out healthy life habits throughout the year to be able to cope with the seasonal changes that take place during the year, not just the spring.
Some people also resent their health with the arrival of autumn, then we provide some healthy tips:
- Eat a varied, healthy and balanced diet.
- Hydrate well taking at least 1.5 liters or 2 liters of water a day that we can alternate with vegetable or fruit juices and infusions to help us raise the defenses such as marshmallow, echinacea, rose hip, rosemary, thyme, green tea , White tea.
- Avoid as much as possible situations that generate stress, anxiety.
- Sleep at least 8 hours each day to be rested the next day.
- Walk at least 30 minutes a day, avoid leaving when we see that there is a lot of pollen loose in the air.
- Avoid sedentary lifestyle
- Also practice some activity that helps us relax, meditation, yoga and tai chi.