All Natural Pollen Allergy Cure
I have discovered that though my favorite season in New England is Spring, I have developed an allergy to the yellow pollen that sticks to cars that is from the Douglas Fir tree which makes me love Spring slightly less. I did get prescriptions from my doctor for Flonase and will use eye drops and Claritin when the weather is especially hot, dry and windy.
But then I read my Whole Foods magazine that some nice bagger dropped into my cart one day and it talked about Stinging Nettle tea which is a natural anti-histamine. And I remembered the theory of how local honey (local to your area) helps alleviate pollen allergies. I had used Bee Propolis in the past as a natural antibiotic and it works pretty well…this is the reason why honey doesn’t mold in the hive.
So…I combined the two. You actually need SOMETHING to improve the taste of Stinging Nettle tea because it takes like grass tea. Local honey definitely helps! I also have a citron lemony Korean tea that I buy at the Korean market — it’s in Korean and looks like a giant jar of lemon marmalade. I use this strictly to improve the taste.
The instructions were to take a cup of tea three times a day for three weeks to get a positive effect. I finally remembered to start early enough! And I have to say that it has definitely helped. I used Claritin once only on a hot, dry, windy day, and my car is now covered in a coating of yellow pollen so thick that my husband uses the power washer on our cars.
And while, in years past, every Spring seemed to bring on a bout of allergies worse than the previous year (though everyone would say the pollen was the worst ever), this year I am not having allergies. If the pollen is bad, my throat will get a little scratchy and uncomfortable and I’ll make an extra cup of tea. And that will work!
I also can use one tea bag all day and just refill the cup, nuke the water in the microwave and then squirt in the honey. Seems to be effective! I get Stinging Nettle tea bags and local honey from Whole Foods. I also find local honey at farmer’s markets or at my local organic farm. It’s an inexpensive and relaxing cure for Spring allergies! Try it! It worked for me!