Suffering from Seasonal Allergies?
Oh the travesty…just as the weather gets glorious, our immune systems start to freak out and enlist a full on assault against pollen, and well life in general. Such a beautiful time should not be such a miserable time.
Here a few suggestions to help relieve the discomfort:
You’ve all heard EAT LOCAL HONEY! Great, but that needs to be consistent beginning in February to have an affect. Let’s talk about things you can do now to get some relief.
Wash your face! Sounds too good to be true, but a simple face washing (rinse your nose out too!) or shower can remove pollen and irritants attached to your skin and hair. This can be especially helpful for those with facial hair.
Steam Inhalation- an effective way of delivering essential oils to the lungs and sinuses. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add 1 drop of ravintsara and 1 drop of frankincense essential oil. With your eyes closed, lean your face over the pot and cover your head with a towel. Alternate inhaling through your nose and mouth for 2-5 minutes. Eucalyptus essential oil can replace ravintsara essential oil.
Breathe Aromatherapy Roll-on- Herbin Alchemy’s blend is great to carry on your person. Use it several times daily and as needed to encourage a full deep breath, reduce inflammation and relieve congestion.
Pollen Count Tincture Formula- taken by the dropper full this blend is amazing for balancing excess mucous production, moderating overactive histamine response, and soothing irritated mucous membranes. Happy to talk about how to use this blend just give us a call or come in!
Wish Garden Herbs Kick Ass Allergy- “For when your head feels a lot bigger than it is...seasonal stress and irritation can lead to case of mistaken identity. WishGarden Herbs' Kick-Ass Allergy supports a healthy immune response to seasonal stressors. Your body thinks you're fighting something and watery eyes, cough, and endless sniffles result. Kick-Ass Allergy helps to bring your body back into balance, naturally!” Happy to talk about how to use this blend just give us a call or come in!
Herbs that save the day:
Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis- antispasmodic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, nervine
Yerba Mansa Anemopsis californica- balances mucous production…not over-drying
to the sinuses or other mucous membranes
Nettle Urtica dioica- astringent and tonic
Licorice Glycyrrhiza glabra- demulcent, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic
Ambrosia - mediates acute allergic reactions including rhinitis and sinusitis: itchy watery eyes, excess mucous, runny nose.
Yerba Santa Eriodictyon californicum- decongestant for middle ear and general decongestion.
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