Many of us dread each allergy season as a time where we must choose between toughing out our symptoms or taking an over the counter medicine that may make us feel foggy and sleepy. Luckily there are natural ways to help relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies without the side-effects. This simple tea can be prepared each day to help boost the bodies own natural defenses. This custom blend contains herbs that have anti-inflammatory properties that will nourish and soothe the nasal and breathing passages.
- 3 tbsp nettles
- 3 tbsp peppermint
- 3 tbsp lemon balm
- 1 tbsp ginger root (dried)
You can buy these herbs in bulk here. Blend the herbs evenly in a large bowl and store in an air-tight jar. Each morning add two teaspoons of the loose tea to a tea ball or reusable tea bag. Add 2 cups of boiling water and allow to steep for at least 5 minutes. You can add a teaspoon of raw, local honey for sweetness and additional allergy fighting benefits. (This tea blend may not be appropriate for pregnant mothers or those actively trying to conceive.)