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6 Natural Allergy Remedies You Have in Your Home and Garden

Allergy sufferers agree: spring is bittersweet. Spring flowers bring spring sneezes. Before you jump to nose sprays and prescriptions, give these natural remedies for allergies a try. Get some much-needed relief for your itchy eyes and runny nose.

Local honey

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There are old wives tales that say local honey can help with allergies. Many people swear by this. Honey is said to build up your bodies defense against allergies in pollen. Give it a try.  Keep in mind, it might take a few months for this to really kick in.

Greens

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Flickr/ Thebittenword.com

According to Tuberculosis and Lung Research Disease Center, those who eat more fruits and vegetables may have less Asthma symptoms and wheezing. Plus, green leafy veggies have tons of vitamins you need to stay healthy.

Nettle tea

Flickr/ Eamon Curry
Flickr/ Eamon Curry

Who doesn’t love a good tea when they’re feeling stuffy? The great thing about nettle leaf is that it’s an antihistamine. Wellnessmam.com also says that it is a natural anti-inflammatory.

Salt water

Flickr/ Dubravko Sorić
Flickr/ Dubravko Sorić

Need a quick fix? Mix salt and warm water. Then, gargle a few times a day. Salt fights against bacteria. So if your allergies have caused any type of infection, this will definitely help clean out your sinuses. This can also help relieve a sore throat.

Bee pollen

Flickr/ William Cho
Flickr/ William Cho

According to Mindbodygreen.com, bee pollen is nature’s super food. It also helps fight against allergies. Without getting too scientific, bee pollen reduces histamine, which causes those nasty symptoms.

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