Fight the Season of the Sneeze With Herbal Tea

Seasonal allergies can be managed with tea
The flowers tantalize with gorgeous colors and perfumes. But their pollen also irritates nasal passages, causes eyes to itch and leads to overall discomfort.

With spring comes seasonal allergies, which for many of us persist into fall. Tea won’t get rid of allergies, but some teas help manage symptoms

They’re here. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know — really, you feel — what we are talking about. The constant sneezing. Eyes that swell and itch — you start rubbing them and they water and soon you find it hard to see. Runny nose. Head that feels more like a bowling ball rather than a mighty thinking machine. Bla, bla, bla — the whole package is miserable.

For many of us the sneezefest begins in March and April, due to trees releasing their pollen. We adore the magnificent flowers on so many trees. But the pleasure of the blossoms comes with the pain of the pollen. The pollen then enjoys a reprise in May, when grass does the same thing. July isn’t easy on all of us — that’s when weeds begin broadcasting pollen into the atmosphere. And August and September can be worst of all, thanks to ragweed.

We are here to help — tea to the rescue!

At least two of our teas can help ease the discomfort of seasonal allergies. As the plants we all love (well, we aren’t so sure about ragweed) begin sending forth pollen to ensure their species survives, consider the following teas to help you get through the season of the sneeze.

Seasonal allergies can be helped with eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is an effective remedy for chest congestion.

Organic Congestion Blend

With seasonal allergies comes chest congestion. The body’s reaction to the onslaught of allergens precipitates the release of fluids, and some of them get trapped in the lungs. This is uncomfortable.

Our Organic Congestion Blend combines eucalyptus, elderflower and peppermint to help ease the pain. 

Eucalyptus is a classic natural remedy for chest congestion. People commonly put drops of eucalyptus essential oil into water and rub it into their chests. Another remedy: put drops into hot water and inhale the steam. It is powerful natural medicine, and when sipped in tea it offers the same benefits. 

People suffering from allergies who try to avoid over-the-counter medicines often turn to elderflower to help relieve swollen sinuses. It’s also commonly used to help mitigate common cold and even flu symptoms.

Finally, peppermint. Like eucalyptus, drops of its essential oil are rubbed on chests and used with steam to help relieve chest congestion.

Together, the three natural remedies are powerful tools in your fight against seasonal allergy discomfort.

Licorice root is useful for dealing with symptoms of seasonal allergies.
LIcorice root has been used for generations to manage allergy symptoms.

Organic Throat Therapy

All of that sneezing and coughing leads to sore throats. Many of us end up taking over-the-counter pain medications to deal with the pain. They often work, but we don’t like taking too many of them.

Our Organic Throat Therapy tea doesn’t numb the pain, like those pharmacy pills. Instead, it helps diminish the symptoms that cause the sore throat in the first place — inflammation, phlegm in the throat, and swollen muscles.

The combination of licorice, chamomile, elderflower and ginger works wonders.

Licorice root has long been used to help treat sore throats. Recent scientific research shows that gargling with a licorice and water solution can relieve the pain that sometimes follows our swallows. 

Chamomile is famously anti-inflammatory, and packed with immunity-boosting antioxidants.

Elderflower, as we mentioned above, helps with reducing inflammation, which is a key source of throat pain.

And then there is ginger. Why do cough drops frequently come infused with ginger? Because it soothes throat muscles and thus reduces throat pain. 

The season has bloomed. It will visit many of us periodically until sometime in September. We might turn to a range of drugs that we pick up in pharmacies, and we don’t blame you. But also consider our herbal teas to help manage symptoms. They work! 

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