Spring is here and so is allergy season! Did you know that Baton Rouge is often voted the worst city for spring allergy sufferers? There is hope! Before you grab the over-the-counter allergy and sinus medication, try the following natural remedies to help relieve your seasonal allergies:
Elderberry was described by Hippocrates as his “medicine chest” because it helped with a variety of health concerns. The herb has been used for many years to assist with respiratory illnesses. Its antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties help reduce inflammation. Elderberry also aids in the break-up of mucus.
Elderberry is great for adults and children due to the sweet berry taste. It is a safe way to help build the immune system. Our favorite local Elderberry Syrup is the Spring Blend from Andi Lynn's Elderberries which can be found at many locations in Baton Rouge or you can purchase on the online store by clicking HERE.
2. Avoid Dietary Allergens
Inflammation is the main cause of allergy and sinus issues. One of the most common foods that can cause inflammation are dairy products. Dairy thickens the mucus and promotes microbial growth, causing congestion, post-nasal drip, sore throat and more.
Other common food allergens are wheat (gluten) and nuts. If you suspect a certain food could be making you sick, try an elimination diet by eliminating one food for 3-4 weeks. Then, slowly reintroduce it into your diet and monitor your symptoms.
3. Eucalyptus Oil
Inhaling Eucalyptus oil can help open the airway. It is a decongestant which has anti-inflammatory properties and can help fight contaminants. One sniff and you could receive instant results by clearing the nasal passages.
If you are interested in applying essential oils to your skin, the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy recommends using a carrier oil, such as coconut or jojoba oil. Visit HERE for all your essential oil needs.
4. Dry Salt Therapy
Dry Salt Therapy is a safe and effective therapy that has been around for thousands of years. It often brings instant relief, while helping to prevent the recurrence of symptoms. Salt is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and a natural antihistamine. When relaxing in a session, you breathe in tiny salt particles. As the salt passes through the nasal airway, it loosens up the mucus and kills bacteria.
Most of our clients receive instant results, while others may require a few sessions, depending on the severity of their allergy/sinus issues. We offer individual sessions and a 10-session package. However, you can choose to join the Fleauxt Club which allows you to come several times a month, making the sessions only $12 each. Contact us for more details!
Because we don't want you to suffer from allergies, Fleauxt is offering a FREE Dry Salt Therapy session when you purchase one. Click here and enter Promo code SPRING18
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