Here’s How To Get Rid Of Your Horrible Spring Allergies
Spring hay fever is hitting hard. We got plenty of rain and snow which means even more grass and weed growth than in passed years. I have been itching my eyes and I am trying to figure out a way to actually get my whole fist up my nose to scratch it as much as it feels like it needs to be scratched.
There are some pretty simple, natural, inexpensive and effective ways to battle your allergies.
First start by washing your face. If you have been out in the elements you may have a face full of pollen. I usually get some salve to use on my nose and the corners of my eyes.(All those areas that you want to scratch and may get irritated.) Just washing and putting some salve on actually helps out a lot.
Then you can use a neti pot. It is something that cleans out your sinuses with saline. It feels so good to get the whole sinus system cleaned out. Ahhhhhh. I use mine in the shower so keep everything all tidy.
Next there are some great herbs that you can take in a capsule or tea or just go out into our own southern Utah backyard pick and chew on!
Here are a few of the herbs I like to use. I usually make a tincture or tea.
Mullein ·Goldenrod · Stinging Nettle ·Horehound · Rosemary · Echinacea.
There is actually a locally found herb in the wild here in southern Utah. It is called Brigham Tea or Mormon Tea. It is traditionally used for colds, coughs and hay fever. Here is what it looks like up close:
Whenever we are out hiking and see it we grab some to take home. My husband will just chew on it. I bust it up and make a tea. Happy hunting and I wish you allergy relief.