How to combat Allergy Season!
In this edition of The IPT Buzz, we'll explore a few ways to treat allergies and some of the best oils for allergy sufferers. Take a look at this beautiful Poui Flower Tree in full bloom. It’s almost impossible to not notice this tree, and be tempted to stop and stare. As beautiful as it is, the Poui Tree releases pollen that can cause allergies in some people.
While the Poui tree is not one of the most common sources of pollen allergies, it can still trigger allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. The pollen from flowering trees is carried by the wind and can be inhaled, causing symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and throat irritation. This is spring, and the flowers are in bloom! so, you (or someone you know) may experience some of these symptoms.
What are the best treatments for allergies?
Over the past few weeks, we’ve had a couple of requests concerning allergies, and best treatments for them and we’re sharing these few tips:
1. Wear a Mask:
This helps to keep allergens from getting into your airways when you can’t avoid certain allergy triggers, like when you work in your yard or vacuum
This herbal supplement contains compounds called petasins that are thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and congestion.
3. Diffuse essential oils:
- Lemon: Lemon essential oil is a common citrus essential oil for allergies. It acts as an antihistamine by reducing inflammation and relieving congestion.
- Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus oil has ant-inflammatory properties, which helps combat inflammation in the airways and subsequently soothes nasal and chest congestion.
- Peppermint: Since peppermint contains natural menthol, it can help with congestion and coughing.
4. Get plenty of vitamin C:
Antioxidants like vitamin C can help your body fight inflammation, improve immune functions and may also ease allergy symptoms.
5. Nasal irrigation:
If you’re experiencing nasal allergy symptoms, like congestion or an itchy nose, rinsing your nasal passages with a saline solution can help flush out pollen and reduce inflammation.