While there are plenty of things to love about fall (warm drinks, cozy sweaters, and pretty leaves come to mind), the one major drawback of fall is the return of allergies. Here are a few natural remedies to help.
There are many natural herbs and supplements to combat allergies. A less common option is butterbur as a natural remedy for allergies. Butterbur is a shrub that can treat migraines, asthma, skin wounds, hay fever, and even plague in the 17th century (NCCIH). Astragalus is another herb with history, more common in ancient Chinese healing (US News). Other common natural remedies include peppermint, eucalyptus, and lemon essential oils, and honey.
Another common natural remedy is a nasal spray or Neti-Pot. These are readily available in stores, or you can make a saline solution at home WebMD has a simple recipe and more information. (WebMD) A nutritional diet and frequent exercise can dramatically improve overall health for more long-term health and wellness, including allergies. Healthy vitamin levels, particularly vitamin D, can also reduce allergy symptoms.
We hope these resources can help you feel your best and enjoy this fantastic Minnesota fall!