There is nothing fun about an allergy. Whether it’s hay fever, whether it’s a dander allergy or whether it’s any other kind of unwanted reaction; it sucks having streaming eyes, a scratchy throat and low energy.
This is particularly annoying for those with hay fever. After all, you spend all of winter either trying to avoid colds or dealing with them and feeling run down and meh.
But then when you add allergies into the mix, you get all the exact same rough feelings during the summer. This seems unfair. Isn’t summer when we’re meant to be feeling good? If you’re fed up of coughing, sneezing and crying in summer… you’re in the right place.
I’m not saying that an allergy to cats or dogs is much more fun though to be fair. This is almost as unwanted seeing as once more, this is something you’re meant to love. Cute puppies are meant to bring tears of joy to your eyes… not tears of intense pain.
With all that in mind, let’s take a look at 21 different home remedies that can help you to address the symptoms and prevent the onset of allergies in some cases. Because surely out of 21 different solutions, you must find something that will work.
Note: This list is aimed predominantly at those with seasonal allergies. But that said, those that suffer with other forms of allergy may well find something here for them.
1. Local Honey
One of the best tried and true methods for naturally fighting allergies is to consume local honey. We all know that honey is a very soothing and energy boosting food. It helps to combat a hangover, it soothes the throat thanks to its soft texture and it can provide you with plenty of energy via its content of sucrose and fructose. All good.
But honey goes the extra mile when sourced locally. That’s because it actually contains trace amounts of the pollen the bees used to make it. Sounds like the last thing you’d want, right? Well it would be… except that these tiny amounts aren’t enough to cause damage and what you’re actually doing is introducing small amounts into the body to demonstrate that they are harmless. This teaches the body to stop creating the allergic reaction designed to drive the pollen out of your system. In other words? It works the exact same way as a vaccine. And yes, this also just so happens to be how a doctor would treat your allergy too!