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The beautiful spring and summer weather brings out blossoming flowers as well as warm sunny days. Unfortunately, not everyone can share the same sentiments on this time of year as it also tends to trigger allergies. Quite a few people are allergic to pollen due to their immune systems falsely identifying the pollen as a danger to the body. Thus, the immune system produces antibodies and histamine to combat these “foreign invaders,” causing a person to experience flu-like symptoms such as sneezing, teary eyes, and coughing. Luckily, there are homeopathic remedies to alleviate these symptoms, allowing allergy sufferers to better enjoy this warm spring season.

 

Colubrina

Colubrina, or Nux Vomica, is a plant that can be used to reduce stuffiness. Having congestion can be very irritating as breathing becomes more difficult. In cases where both nostrils feel clogged, Colubrina can loosen up the mucus within the sinuses and allow for better breathing. This is good for those who are having trouble blowing their nose or dealing with the general congestion.

 

Ginger Tea

This tea is a power house for busting allergy symptoms and congestion. Due to constant coughing and sneezing, a person’s sinuses and throat can become inflamed. Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties that help significantly reduce swelling, irritation, and redness. This tea will help draw out any mucus clogging the body. People often add honey, lemon, or even turmeric to this tea to boost its potency. Although it is a common remedy for the flu, it assists in alleviating allergy symptoms as well.

 

Wyethia for the Throat

Itchy throat is also another common symptom of allergies. Wyethia is a remedy for itchy throat, itchy palate, sore throat, and hoarseness. This plant soothes a swollen throat that may have dry sensations. It helps itchy eyes and clears nasal passages, and it also alleviates pain in the ear, headaches, hacking cough, body aches, and much more.

 

Butterbur

It’s not uncommon to receive a bad headache from coughing and sneezing so much. The inflammation in the sinuses can make one’s head and face feel pressure. Butterbur is a shrub that reduces migraines and headaches. One may receive remedy from this shrub if they are also experiencing sinus pressure.