Natural Remedies for Common Ailments
For many of us, waking up with your nose running, or having to deal with swollen eyes, and the secondary complications from sinus drip such as the loss of your voice and breathing problems, have you exploring natural ways of making the fall allergy season more tolerable. For those who visit the allergy doctor every year, and need to be on medications and tolerate shots, these are some alternative suggestions that are healthy, natural and safe.
1. Allergen Block: Allergen block by chloroseptic is effective and safe. It comes in a small tube which can be used to apply an invisible salve to the areas around the nose. Since it is not a drug, it has no side effects. It works by creating a charge that is opposite that of most allergens, thus, preventing the allergen from entering your system and thus, reducing your irritability to the allergen.
2. Nettle: (also known as stinging nettle) A few years ago, Alan Shair, a nutritional specialist mentioned this herb worked really well. Nettle is considered a folk remedy however newer evidence now suggests science is backing up why it works and showing that this is a scientifically valid way of reducing allergy symptoms.
3. If you do find yourself congested, Tiger Balm Red works well inhaled. This is easy to do. Boil a cup of water in the microwave. Put 1/3 tsp of tiger balm in the cup, close your eyes and breathe in the fumes. This will open up both the lungs and the sinuses. Do not use a cup you care about since tiger balm does not easily come off it in the wash.
To purchase these products, check your local drugstore, eBay, Amazon, or health food store.