Most of us are looking forward to the sunshine and warmer weather of spring, but many are awaiting the onslaught of the dreaded Hay Fever season. Seasonal allergies can vary from annoying sniffles to seriously interfering with everyday life. The good news is that there is a lot that nutrition and herbal medicine can offer to reduce symptoms and address the cause of allergies.
Eating a balanced diet rich in omega 3 and fresh fruit and vegetables, drinking plenty of water and getting adequate sunshine to support vitamin D levels are good foundational strategies to start with. Avoiding the allergen as best as possible is also critical, of course.
Some medicinal herbs that may help with Hay Fever and sinusitis can be easily utilised by adding them as a regular part of your diet. Ginger and Fenugreek tea can be drunk twice a day and garlic and horseradish can be added to meals. Follow the link to our delicious Tuna tabouli recipe to help you get your serve of garlic.
Nutrients such as vitamin C, Quercetin and zinc can offer some relief by supporting the immune system and reducing inflammation. There are also a number of herbs that have been shown to help reduce mucous production and sinus pain through various actions.
Don’t suffer this spring! Start putting up your defences now and have a fantastic spring!
About the author:
Kelli Kieselbach is the Naturopath and owner at Adonai Natural Health Clinic in the North East suburbs of Adelaide, SA. Kelli is passionate about restoring health and preventing disease using nutrition and herbal medicines. As a Naturopath, Kelli uses her skills clinically to empower clients of all ages to achieve better health and quality of life.
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