Spring season is one of the joyous seasons for us. It simply means opening of flowers, trees colored fully and ripening of fruits but for some people it can be the season of runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing and before you turn to allergy drugs to overcome these. Mostly these drugs cause side effects and sometimes they are unable to suppress the allergy symptoms. One of the mostly used prescriptions is steroids but long term use of the same can cause chronic side effects. You should check out these home remedies straight from the kitchen that can help you with your allergies.
1. Vitamin C
It is a very well-known immune booster and antioxidant, also it soothes allergies by reducing the inflammation. To get the same, you can always eat the food that is rich in vitamin C like bell pepper, chili pepper, papaya, strawberries, cauliflower and citrus fruits etc.
2. Quercetin (Garlic, apples, onions)
Quercetin is known to give colors to many fruits, vegetables and flowers. It is a flavonoid that is an antioxidant that fights and neutralizes free radicles that further damages DNA or cellular tissues. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help to stabilize the mast cell that releases histamine.
3. Walnuts and apples
Several studies suggest that apples can protect you against allergies if taken regularly. They are rich in quercetin and their skin is high in antioxidants. Researchers suggest that pregnant women that eat apples daily reduce the risk of their babies expecting allergies.
There are many other sources that can help you fight allergies and protect yourself.