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					 Use butterbur
Try the European herb butterbur. Though how it works is not fully understood, butterbur
has proven effective at reducing allergy symptoms.

 Step 2

Use nettle
Take freeze-dried nettle. Nettle, also known as stinging nettle, dog nettle, California
nettle, and dwarf nettle, is available freeze-dried and packaged at herbal grocers and
vitamin outlets.

 Tip

You can also make nettle tea. Pick young, fresh nettle, dry the leaves, put them in a
teapot, and add boiling water. Let the tea steep for a few minutes, and then drink it.

 Step 3

Try goldenseal
Try a tonic made from the herb goldenseal. Goldenseal contains berberine, which has
astringent and local antibacterial properties and may be effective for allergy relief.

 Step 4

Use a saline nasal spray
Use a saline nasal spray. A saline nasal spray can be effective in clearing mucous from
nasal cavities and can help liquefy secretions.

 Tip

Use a saline solution in a neti pot to clear nasal passages.

 Step 5

Use grape seed extract and quercetin
Use grape seed extract and the flavonoid compound quercetin. Both are available in
supplement forms and can be effective in relieving allergy symptoms, especially when
taken with vitamin C.
 Step 6

Use eucalyptus
Use eucalyptus to relieve nasal congestion due to allergies. The vapor from eucalyptus
clears congestion and loosens mucus and is especially effective when used in conjunction
with steam treatments.

 Step 7

Try alfalfa
Try alfalfa. Alfalfa is thought to improve the runny nose, sneezing, and itching present in
allergic rhinitis.

 Step 8

Eat spicy foods
Eat spicy foods, which thin mucous secretions, clearing nasal passages. The spicier the
dish, the more effective this remedy is.

 Step 9

Avoid irritants
Avoid eating melon, banana, cucumber, sunflower seeds, chamomile, and herbal
supplements containing echinacea, which can worsen your symptoms if you suffer from
ragweed or pollen allergies. Look forward to the end of allergy season, when you'll be
able to confidently go outside again.

 Fact

Moving to another location is no guarantee of relief for allergy sufferers because they
usually develop allergies to their new region's pollens and molds within a few years of
moving.

You Will Need
        Butterbur
        Nettle
        Goldenseal
        Saline nasal spray
        Grape seed extract
   Quercetin
   Vitamin C
   Eucalyptus
   Steam treatments
   Alfalfa
   Spicy foods
   Nettle tea (optional)
   Neti pot (optional)

				
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