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10 Home Remedies to Help Combat Seasonal Allergies

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As the seasons change to spring, the weather becomes warmer and the flowers start to bloom. However, for some, these seasonal transitions bring about unpleasant effects. Many of us experience common symptoms such as itchy eyes, nasal congestion, sneezing, hay fever, and other allergies.

While seasonal changes can trigger allergies, there are other causes of allergic reactions as well, like dust mites, medication, food, and insect bites. Allergies can manifest as rashes, runny nose, itching, asthma, and swelling.

Typically, most people turn to over-the-counter medications or allergy shots to alleviate allergic symptoms. Although these options can be effective, they often come with unwanted side effects. Consequently, allergy sufferers can seek natural alternatives to treat their symptoms.

Natural approaches have shown promise in reducing allergic symptoms. Here are some of the natural remedies that individuals can try:

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Butterbur

Butterbur, a plant that thrives in marshy and wet areas, has shown potential in easing hay fever symptoms. Studies have revealed that butterbur tablets have a similar effect to antihistamine drugs.

Butterbur extract has been used for various conditions, including asthma, stomach cramps, migraines, allergic rhinitis, and headaches. This extract, derived from the roots or leaves, is typically taken in the form of tablets or capsules.

During allergy seasons, these tablets are taken two to four times a day. It's worth noting that butterbur belongs to the ragweed plant family. Individuals allergic to daisies, marigolds, or ragweed should avoid consuming butterbur.


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