Oddly enough, but allergies can occur not only in spring but also in autumn. An excessive immune response in the autumn often appears due to fungal spores and late flowering of some plants and is accompanied by coughing, sneezing, tearing, skin rashes, etc.
It is worth taking an antihistamine with severe allergy symptoms, but in other cases, several natural remedies will help to cope with sneezing and coughing.
A study by scientists from Shenzhen University, China, among children with asthma and allergic rhinitis, showed that probiotics (beneficial bacteria) could relieve symptoms of an allergy that affects the respiratory tract. Probiotics can be obtained from special supplements or certain foods such as yogurt, kefir, etc.
Vitamin D affects the immune functions involved in the development and course of allergies. This is confirmed by a study conducted by specialists from the University of Ludwig Maximilian, Germany. It is more difficult to get vitamin D from the sun in the fall and winter, so it is worth consuming foods containing this substance. These include oily fish, cod liver, milk, hard cheeses, eggs, etc.
Peppermint essential oil
Peppermint relieves a sore throat and unclogs sinuses, which can greatly relieve allergy sufferers. Mix peppermint essential oil with a base oil (such as coconut or sunflower oil) and apply a small amount to the skin, or add a couple of drops of peppermint oil to the aroma lamp and breathe.
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that is especially abundant in red wine, grapefruit, onions, apples, and black tea. Quercetin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity and inhibits the growth of histamine, which can cause allergic reactions.
Also, a study by scientists from Boston University showed that quercetin blocks substances involved in the development of allergies and, therefore, can reduce its symptoms. This bioflavonoid can be found in special supplements, but it is best to consult your doctor before using them.
Eucalyptus contains the substance citronellal, which has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, and purifying properties. Thanks to this, eucalyptus essential oil can unclog sinuses, relieve nasal congestion and make breathing easier. Therefore, if you have trouble breathing due to allergies, try applying a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your chest area.