Spring is here, and with it comes countless dust and pollen particulates bent on continuing our congested misery. For some of us, blooming plants and trees aren’t necessarily welcome sights; they’re reminders of plugged, stuffy noses, and itchy, watery eyes. Fortunately, Sunrise Natural Medicine has a few naturopathic remedies you can try to help you through the worst of it.
Give These A Try:
Apple Cider Vinegar: First, there’s Apple Cider Vinegar, which is almost a miracle tonic in its own right. It’s great for reducing inflammation, indigestion, and bolstering the immune system. Aside from these benefits, many claim it drastically reduces allergic reactions in the people who drink it. It’s not the most pleasant liquid to consume, so if the taste is too acidic, consider diluting it with honey or water.
Neti Pots: Neti Pots or other nasal irrigation treatments are also popular for removing sinus discomfort. Using a saline mixture, nasal rinses gently flush irritants out of our mucous membranes. It’s also beneficial against other forms of congestion or dryness. Remember to only use distilled water, as tap water contains organisms and sediment that can be harmful.
Raw Honey: Lastly, raw honey is making a comeback in health food stores and farmers markets alike. Unpasteurized honey contains living enzymes and small amounts of local pollen that can help introduce the body’s immune system to environmental irritants. Unfortunately, honey only helps with pollen-related allergies. It has to be raw and in-season for maximum benefit, but this can be an easy remedy that’s far better tasting than apple cider vinegar.
Don’t Worry, Breathe Happy
So if allergies have you down this season, or if you think you might have allergies, don’t settle for tissues and ‘dealing with it.’ Contact us today and schedule an appointment so you can start healing the Sunrise way!