Natural Products for Seasonal Allergy Relief
By Amy Baker
It took a while for spring to arrive in our neck of the woods, but it’s here now, in all its glory! Ushered in with the buds, blossoms, and blooms, though, are loads of tree and grass pollens that mean ALLERGIES for all too many Wisconsinites. For those of you afflicted with runny noses, itchy eyes and incessant sneezing, there are excellent alternatives to pharmaceutical allergy products, which often have undesirable side effects.
A few common herbs and supplements are big players in seasonal allergy relief. Quercetin, stinging nettle, turmeric, goldenrod, and omega-3 fatty acids all can be allies to keep in your medicine cabinet. See this post to learn more about these powerful allies. For at-the-ready relief this season, some of our most admired companies have created highly effective blends in easy-to-use formats. Check out these staff favorites.
Kick-Ass Allergy Seasonal Rescue by Wishgarden Herbs – Non-stimulating and non-sedating, this formula uses yerba santa leaf, nettle leaf, echinacea purpurea root, and orange peel to support a healthy respiratory response. Non-GMO and gluten-free, the extract is prepared partly with vegetable glycerin, which makes it taste better than many herbal tinctures. For fastest, in-the-moment relief, use 6-8 pumps every 5 minutes, up to 4 times in a row, repeating as needed. Other strategies are suggested for longer-term use.
Natural D-Hist by Ortho Molecular Products – A powerful blend of flavonoids, antioxidants, proteolytic enzymes, and botanicals provides comprehensive support for seasonal allergy sufferers. The combination of quercetin, bromelain, stinging nettles leaf, vitamin C and N-acetyl cysteine thins mucus and promotes healthy nasal and sinus passages. It’s an excellent immune balance support for hypersensitive individuals, too!
Natural D-Hist Junior by Ortho Molecular Products – Using the same effective ingredients as the adult formulation, D-Hist Junior was created just for children, and comes as a great-tasting, chewable tablet.
ALLERGY-D and Children’s ALLERGY-D by Genexa — These gentle, organic, homeopathic preparations are safe and non-drowsy options to help manage symptoms associated with hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies, including: irritated eyes, sinus pain, sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion or itchy throat & nose. Chewable tablets are free of all common allergens.