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Sinus Allergy Home Remedy – Top 5 Hay fever cures
Sinus allergies can be very frustrating conditions as it can affect people all year round and can be triggered by anything from dust, pollen, mold, pet hair or the most common for hay fever suffers different types of grass strangely enough.
The number one piece of advice you hear is to simply avoid these triggers that set off your sinus allergy. Well if it could only be that simple, locking yourself in the room and taping up the air ducts. The other option is to find a sinus allergy home remedy that can fit into your lifestyle without the negative affects of taking anti-histamines or nasal sprays.
I have suffered from sinus allergies all my life and have tried just about every herb and remedy out there and have compiled a list of my top 5. I have even tried the more bazaar hay fever treatments such as the qu-chi hay fever band, neti pot and lumie’s led therapy device.
Common Hayfever and Sinus allergy symptoms
- Runny nose
- Stuffy nose
- Blocked nose (makes it hard to sleep I tell you)
- Inflamed Sinus’s (Allergic Rhinitis)
- Itchy , Red Eyes
Top 5 Hay fever cures
Number 1 – Garlic, Vitamin C and Horseradish
This is a winning combination for fighting cold and keeping away the symptoms of sinus allergy and it has become a very common formula that can be found in most chemists.
This combination usually includes small amounts of fenugreek and marshmallow root which both assist in keeping away hay fever and cold symptoms.
Garlic and Horseradish will help to boost the immune system, reduce the amount of mucus in your body and help to cleanse your blood. Many studies have found that high doses of vitamin C can strengthen the immune system to the point where your triggers no longer bring on the sinus allergy symptoms.
Number 2 – Stinging Nettle
This is one that I have recently discovered and this is a definite sinus allergy home remedy as stinging nettle can be grown very easily in the garden. If you don’t have access to fresh stinging nettle dry nettle will do just as good.
Simply collect a bunch of nettle leaves and steep them in a pot of boiling water. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes and enjoy. It actually has a very enjoyable flavor and is similar to very weak green tea and most importantly it reduces the bodies build up of histamines which will prevent the symptoms from taking hold of you.
Number 3 – Local Honey
This one could easily be someone’s number 1 seasonal remedy but it all depends on whats setting off your sinus allergy. If its grass or pet hair it probably won’t do much but if you are allergic to pollen this could be the answer to all your problems.
The key is to choose a local honey in your area that will contain the pollen and dust from your local parks and flowers. The idea is by ingesting very small amounts of pollen in raw organic honey your body will eventually develop immunity to these pollens and will no longer affect you. This process will usually take 2-3 weeks to kick in so it’s a good idea to start taking the honey before hay fever season starts.
Number 4 – Baical Skullcap
Another remedy I discovered this year only due to the fact that my friend was having terrible sinus allergies from my pet dog, we went out to the chemist and all they had left was the herbal allergy relief tablets which contained Baical Skullcap.
It had an almost immediate affect on my friend and when we went back inside he didn’t seem to suffer from uncontrollable sneezing or a runny nose. So this could definitely be one for those who suffer from pet allergies and I have also noticed improvement for myself during hay fever season.
Number 5 – Probiotics
Here we are at number five and it’s a remedy you wouldn’t expect but it’s a natural sinus allergy home remedy that can be taken daily from unprocessed yoghurt.
Probiotics are the natural healthy bacteria that help your digestive system to keep everything moving and healthy. One of the reasons for sinus allergy is due to a poor digestive system and probiotics such as Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium Lactis organisms can boost the health of your bowels.
Another one I will throw up there is MSM, a type of sulfur which is another possible reason for chronic sinus allergy and is based on the same principles as taking tissue salts but that discussion is for another hub
I have always been one for natural remedies but there comes a point where western medicine is our only hope but let’s give the natural ones a try first before we throw our hands in the air.
Hope this has helped my fellow hay fever suffers and I am very happy to answer questions about different herbs and devices as I have given most a try, all the best.