Most people take over the counter allergy medication to resolve seasonal allergies, but there are also natural ways to avoid symptoms without having to spend tons of money every year.
Onions and Garlic
Make meals containing onions and garlic. They contain quercetin which is a flavonoid that inhibits inflammatory reactions. Although they can be used once the allergies start, it’s better used as a preventive.
Flax Seeds, Fish & Walnuts (OMEGA 3-FATIY ACIDS)
These foods are critical as they contain a high concentration of Omega 3 Fatty Acids which are significant for decreasing the production of inflammatory chemicals in your body.
They are also great sources of selenium which Is a significant anti-allergy mineral.
During an allergic reaction, histamines occur which stimulate your symptoms to come to the surface immediately. Various teas like Green and Chamomile Tea contain anti-histamines and anti-oxidants to boost your immune system’s endurance levels.
Green tea in particular contains catechins, which have shown to suppress the enzyme that translates histidine to histamine.
Eat Your Fruits!
Orange, Strawberry, Apple, Kiwi …
Fruits contain vitamin C which acts as an anti-inflammatory to help counteract allergic reactions such as sinuses and inflammation in the lungs.
To get this benefit, however, you need large doses of it, which may cause some to experience upset stomachs. As such, foods containing vitamin C should be taken gradually throughout the day.
Rosemary contains rosmarinic acid, which is a plant polyphenol that has been shown to minimize allergic reactions. It has shown to work by suppressing allergic immunoglobulin responses and leukocytes which cause inflammation. Rosemary is often used to flavour meats, seafood, and fruits.