Natural Relief for Spring Seasonal Allergies

Natural Relief for Spring Seasonal Allergies

As the weather warms up, many Canadians rejoice at the thought of throwing off their heavy jackets, scarves and mitts for another year, ready to embrace the warmer, longer days of spring. However, for nearly eight million Canadians, or a quarter of the population, this seasonal shift also brings with it the coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose of seasonal allergies.

Fortunately, there are other natural approaches you can turn to that may provide the relief you seek.

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Diet

Seasonal allergy symptoms are a direct result of our immune system overreacting to allergens in the environment, triggering an inflammatory process. It stands to reason that eating foods that can reduce inflammation and keep our immune system in check… Read More

Stinging Nettle

These low-growing herbs can be identified by their large, fleshy, serrated, heart-shaped leaves. Two varieties have seasonal-allergy-relieving properties: stinging nettle and dwarf nettle. Read More

Butterbur

Naturally growing in wet, marshy ground across Europe, Asia and North America, butterbur has historically been used to treat fever, cough, asthma and skin wounds. Read More

Spirulina

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that has been prized for its fast growth and diverse nutritional profile. It is an abundant source of protein, vitamins and antioxidants. It has also been shown to be effective in providing allergy relief. Read More

Seasonal Allergy Sniffle Stopper Smoothie Recipe

If you're feeling sniffly, try this delicious and nutritious Seasonal Allergy Sniffle Stopper Smoothie, created by our in-house holistic nutritionist Michelle W. Book. Read More

Nasal Rinses or Neti Pots

If you are continually plagued by congestion and an endlessly runny nose caused by seasonal allergies, consider trying a nasal rinse to help discharge built-up mucus. Read More