Itchy eyes and stuffy noses
It’s getting to be ragweed season. Itchy eyes, stuffy noses keep you from enjoying the end of summer. There are things you can do. Try chrysanthemum tea for some relief. Drink it hot or cool. Avoid windy weather and window fans, and keep the car windows closed. Make sure your sleeping area is clean and closed off to airborne allergens. If you hang your clothes outdoors to dry, consider throwing them in the dryer or hanging them indoors. Pay attention to air pollution reports in the news and limit outdoor activities accordingly. Take antioxidant quercetin, said to calm allergic histamine reactions. Eat a diet rich in Omega-3. Naturopaths often prescribe stinging nettles. These products are easily available in groceries and health food stores.
And don’t forget to visit your acupuncturist when your eyes start watering and nose gets clogged. We’ll give you a treatment and send you home with herbs that bring lasting relief. Or pop into our community acupuncture clinic for instant reprieve from allergy symptoms.
We have that chrysanthemum you are looking for, too.