The cold season is already here, which also indicates that seasonal allergies will be at their peak among those who are sensitive to it. This is the time when nature is busy with the procedure of pollination. Pollen grains are around in the air, and inhaling them could cause extreme allergies in some people, including cough, hay fever, asthma, rashes, congestion, wheezing, etc.
Hay fever is not driven by hay and does not conclude in fever. It is a kind of allergic reaction of the nose or eyes. There are various types of allergies and different sorts of triggers. When a human body inhales pollen, the immune system instantly unleashes antibodies to bombard the allergens along with other chemicals comprehended as histamines, runny nose, itchy eyes, which trigger cough, sneezing, sinus, headaches, etc.
Here are 6 Handy Tips to Deal with Hay Fever
- Powerful Home Remedy for Hay Fever
- Ginger juice – ½ Teaspoon
- Garlic juice – ½ Teaspoon
- Basil leaf juice – 2 Teaspoon
- Turmeric powder – ½ Teaspoon
- Black pepper powder – ½ Teaspoon
- Honey – 2 Teaspoon
Mix all the ingredients. Store it in the refrigerator if you are making a significant quantity and desire to use it again, then bring it to normal room temperature before drinking it. Take 2 to 3 little spoons of this remedy four times a day. Kids can harmlessly take this blend.
- Drink Herbal Tea
- 17 basil leaves (Tulsi)
- ½ inch ginger (Adrak)
- 1 tsp Fennel (variyali)
- 2 crushed black peppercorns (Miri)
- Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon or fresh turmeric ½ inch
Blend all in 2 cups of water to make a tea, bring it to a good boil and drink 2-3 times a day sip-by-sip.
- Stay Indoors
Cold weather also tends to get windy, so if you are inclined to have allergies, make sure that you stay indoors and close the windows and doors. This will control the pollen from entering the house. Cover your mouth with a mask if you are highly sensitive.
- Apply Ghee
Normally, the respiratory path is unrestricted to dust and additional allergens. However, one way to undervalue the impact of allergens that you can’t avoid is to grease the nasal mucus membrane with Ghee.
- Watch What You Eat
It is recommended to maintain a light and healthy diet because the season is transforming. Therefore, milk & dairy products should be completely avoided. One must also not drink caffeine, cold drinks, and alcohol. In addition, it is advisable to avoid oily food because it is high in fat, originates more mucus, and makes your immune system weak.
- Other home remedies to be considered are:
- Gargling lukewarm saltwater.
- Blow your nose often.
- Sip warm liquids.
- Drink lots of fluids.
- Try a steamy shower.
- Sleep, meditate and get some rest.
- Try steam inhalation with eucalyptus oil.
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Author of the Blog: Dr. Rajeshri Mehta
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd