Allergies coming in hot!!

Mar 9, 2024
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Spring is finally in full swing and while that means longer days, blooming flowers, and warmer weather, it also means the start of allergy season for many of us. Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies or have year-round symptoms, it can be a frustrating and unpleasant time. As someone who has struggled with allergies for most of my life, I know firsthand the struggle of trying to find relief. That's why I want to share with you some natural remedies that I have discovered through my journey with allergies – homeopathy & herbal/plant remedies. Also, March’s free affirmation Lock Screen is here!

Homeopathy has been a breath of fresh air for me when it comes to relieving my allergy symptoms. It is a holistic approach to treating allergies by using highly diluted natural substances to stimulate the body's healing abilities. It is a gentle and non-invasive alternative to traditional medicine, and usually has no interaction worries, making it a great option for those who prefer a more natural approach. Some basic homeopathies for allergies are Apis Mellifica, Arsenic Album, Natrum Mur, Bryonia Alba, and Sambucus.  Homeopathic remedies are tailored to each individual's specific symptoms, so it is important to consult books or those with knowledge of each usage or with a licensed homeopath to find the right remedy for you. If you’d like help finding a book on this, check out my Amazon list here: Homeopath & herbal remedy book list.


Herbal remedies have been used for centuries to treat allergies and other ailments. One of my favorites is nettle leaf tea. Nettle leaves contain natural antihistamines that can help relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and congestion. Another herb that is commonly used for allergies is butterbur. Studies have shown that butterbur can be just as effective as antihistamine drugs in treating allergies, but without the drowsiness that comes with them.

Plant remedies may seem like an unconventional way to treat allergies, but boy do they work! One plant in particular, the purple dead nettle, has been a quiet ally for me. This humble weed, commonly found in gardens and yards, has a high concentration of quercetin, a natural antihistamine. It is also a member of the mint family! You can make a tea from the leaves, or even blend the leaves into a smoothie for a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of quercetin. I have made a tincture with mine. It takes only a tablespoon to kick those allergies away.  If you’re interested in giving the tincture a try, you can purchase it from my store here.

Natural ingredients, picked by hand

My products (unless branded by Plant Therapy or Boiron) are always handmade by myself with items I forage myself in no-spray areas, or purchased from a reputable, trusted source. If I wouldn’t use it myself, I would never sell it.

Aside from being effective, these natural remedies are also budget-friendly and sustainable. You can grow many of these plants in your own backyard or find them while foraging in nature. Many you don’t even have to plant, they just grow naturally! Let’s not forget the added benefits of being out in nature – fresh air, vitamin D, and stress relief. This is such an important, integral part of living a natural, health conscious gentle lifestyle.

Now for the PSA: before trying any new remedies, it is important to consult with your doctor. Allergies can vary in severity and it is important to have a proper diagnosis and treatment plan in place. These statements are based on my own experience & these products are not tested by the FDA. That being said, there are reasons these remedies have been around for centuries. If you are like me and have been on the search for natural alternatives to traditional allergy medication, then give these remedies a try. You may be pleasantly surprised by the relief they can provide.

As we continue to navigate through allergy season, let's remember that sometimes the best remedies are found in nature. So go out and explore, forage, and embrace the healing powers of plants. And who knows, you may even discover a new allergy relief along the way.


Purple Dead Nettle Photo Credit: Sarah Berry


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