Allergies & Allergy Medications
Allergies are miserable to live with especially when you experience chronic allergy, I had been treating my chronic allergies with allergy over-the-counter medication and then prescription allergy medications. Now those medications are not controlling my allergies any longer, so I have found allergy relief naturally by using essential oils. You can save money as well as experience more effective allergy relief with essential oils, I only wish I had turned to essential oils a long time ago.
- Blocked Nasal Passages
- Runny Nose
- Watery Eyes
- Dry Mouth
- Dry Eyes
- Loss Of Appetitie
- Dry Throat
- Itcy Throat
- Swallowing Difficulty
- Loss Of Sleep
When you experience seasonal allergies that is miserable enough, but when you experience chronic allergies it can play a dramatic effect on your life. You will often experience problems being as productive when you are experiencing severe chronic allergy symptoms, you will be experiencing your immune system causing you much inflammation and for myself I often have breathing and swallowing problems. I often lose weight from a loss of my appetite, you will experience allergies can also trigger many other health problems.
When you are experiencing allergy symptoms your immune system will be causing inflammation to fight your allergic triggers, I often experience severe breathing and swallowing difficulties which can be life threatening for many people. We all have different allergy triggers which puts our immune system on alert with inflammation, but here are some of the most common allergy triggers to watch out for.
- Insect Stings
- Animal Dander
- Ragweed-Hay Fever
I am one of the unlucky ones who have most of these triggers plus many more; I am experiencing as I become older my triggers are becoming more severe causing my allergy symptoms chronically most days. Lately food has been a major trigger for my symptoms, I recommend if you are having severe allergy symptoms regularly to consider doing the elimination diet to know which foods might be contributing to your symptoms. This was the method I used myself to understand the foods which was causing my chronic symptoms, you can solve this puzzle very easy within about one month by using this method.
Most Common Food Allergens
- Tree Nuts
- Gluten ( Wheat, Rye, Barley )
This list is just the major food triggers for the majority of people with food allergies, I have found any food products which are processed with added chemicals and preservatives are also severe triggers for me. Doing the elimination diet you can narrow down exactly which foods are your trigger foods, I am able to eat some foods in these food groups, but not all the foods in any of these food groups are tolerable for my immune system. I do the best when I stick to a fresh fruit and veggie diet with fresh grass-fed meats, but like anyone I get bored with eating the same foods and at times I eat foods which I shouldn’t and I do pay for it.
For anyone who experiences allergy symptoms I recommend you give peppermint oil a try, I have found this essential oil relieves my allergy symptoms in a very short time. I can actually feel my symptoms improving by ingesting any a few drops of this oil, I find even better results by adding five drops of this essential oil in my diffuser. You should never ingest more than a few drops of peppermint oil per day, I do feel you would be safer to use the diffuser method than ingesting this oil directly. You can even apply a few drops below your nostrils for a safe method if you do not own a diffuser, I do recommend anyone with severe allergies purchase a diffuser whenever they are able to afford one.
You can opt for an inexpensive way to get allergy relief by simply drinking peppermint tea, you will experience relief from your allergies from drinking peppermint tea during allergy flare-ups. This works well for people who experience mild seasonal allergies, I used to keep peppermint tea in my pantry year round just for when I was experiencing flare-ups. I recommend this beverage for those of you who might be on fixed income budgets and just can’t afford to purchase the peppermint essential oils and a diffuser, You also can add a few drops of peppermint essential oil in your food and beverages for an easy allergy relief solution.
Peppermint Tea Benefits
- Allergy Relief
- Fever Reducer
- Immune System
- Bad Breath
- Weight Loss
- Mental Stress
Home Brewed Peppermint Tea
I have had such an awesome experience with peppermint for my own chronic allergies I have started a peppermint garden in my backyard, but you can also grow peppermint indoors as a houseplant to always have a supply to prepare your own home brewed peppermint tea. You will be receiving more benefits from your home brewed tea than the peppermint tea you purchase from the store, so for anyone interested in brewing their own peppermint tea here is my own personal recipe. By the way, you will want to plant your peppermint in an area by itself since it will take over an area in such a very little amount of time. Peppermint does very well in containers, and this would be convenient for people with year round allergies.
- 1/2 Cup Peppermint Leaves
- 3-4 Cups Boiling Water
- 2-3 Tablespoons Of Honey Optional
Boil three to four cups of water the hotter the better, you then will add your peppermint leaves to your boiling water. Once you had the peppermint leaves shut off the heat immediately, I recommend you allow your tea to seep for about five minutes. Pour your tea through a tea strainer, you can purchase these at most of your local stores inexpensively. Now you just add your honey if you desire honey in your tea, so now your tea is ready to pour into a cup and sip to relieve your allergy symptoms naturally.
Allergy Essential Oil Blend Recipe
Now you just use this allergy essential oil blend recipe to massage your temples, behind your ears, and the bottom of your feet. You can find easy essential oil recipes at Dr Axe.com, I have learned so much from reading his posts and you can as well.
What Is On My Mind Today?
I have shared in this article post all the ways I have used peppermint oil to relieve my own chronic allergies; I feel confident there is a method which is right for you and I hope you will experiment until you find what works the best for you. I have no financially connection with Dr Axe just in case you are wondering; I share his website and videos because what he shares really does work.