Seasonal allergies getting you down? There are a number of approaches you can take to find relief that don’t involve taking over-the-counter drugs. Our wellness products can help you feel better with a variety of products in our store.
Local Honey – Did you know that eating local honey may help you overcome many of the problems of seasonal allergies? Basically, you are building up your system’s defenses against allergens in your environment, since you’re taking it in after the bees have processed it. Think of it as a hive-made vaccine.
Oryana carries local honey from Sleeping Bear Farms, Shadowland, Champion Hill Farm, and Dunbar Honey Farm.
Boiron Sabadil — Homeopathic tablets that address upper respiratory allergies, helping to relieve runny nose, cough, irritated eyes and sneezing.
Boiron Sinusalia and Sinusalia Pellets — A homeopathic remedy that helps relieve sinus pain that may be associated with allergies. Choose from tabs, or pellets, which can be taken with more frequency.
Oregon’s Wild Harvest Aller-Aid with Quercetin — This herbal blend possesses antioxidant activity, vitamin C (which boosts the efficacy of quercetin), and an amino acid derivative that can break down mucous, providing support and relief.
Nettle – Nettle inhibits the body’s ability to produce histamine. It’s a common weed in many parts of the United States, but the most practical medicinal form is a freeze-dried extract of the leaves sold in capsules. Studies have shown that taking about 300 milligrams daily will offer relief for most people.
Neti Pots* – You can rinse away allergens with saltwater. Neti pots, small vessels shaped like Aladdin’s lamp have been used in India for thousands of years to flush the sinuses and keep them clear. A little douse of saltwater can rinse away pollen and bring relief.
To use a neti pot to flush your sinuses, mix a half teaspoon of sea salt into a cup of lukewarm distilled water and pour it into the pot. Lean over a sink with your head slightly cocked to one side, then put the spout of the neti into one nostril and allow the water to drain out the other nostril. Use about half of the solution, then repeat on the other side, tilting your head the opposite way. Gently blow out each nostril to clear them completely.
*Oryana carries Neti pots in the Wellness department.