Five Natural Ways to Deal with Oak Allergies

If you live in Central Texas, you've probably noticed the Oak pollen dust that adds a yellow coating on anything outside during April. Oak pollen not only sends many people to the carwash, but can also send allergy sufferers looking for ways to stop the sneezing and congestion. Here are five natural alternatives for dealing with oak allergies.

Example of probiotic foods that may improve allergy symptoms.

1. Probiotics
Adding yogurt, sauerkraut or kimchi to your diet may help improve your allergies. Probiotics have been shown to improve the quality of life of allergy sufferers, lower common seasonal allergy symptoms, including skin issues, and help to balance the immune system. Be sure to check the packaging for "contains live cultures" to get the best results.

Nasal rinses can help improve sinus congestion due to seasonal allergies.

2. Saline spray or Nasal rinse
Allergies can often cause nasal congestion or dryness. A sinus flush using a saline spray or nasal rinse can help to clear out any lingering pollen, as well as moisturizing your nasal passages. There are some health risks associated with using a Neti Pot or nasal rinse, so be sure to follow all instructions when using. 

Astragalus root may help to improve allergy symptoms.

3. Astragalus root
Astragalus root is a Chinese herb also known as Huang Qi that has been used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis for centuries. A clinical study from 2009 showed a significant improvement in symptoms when taking Astragalus membranaceus. There are some contraindications with certain medications and autoimmune conditions so be sure to check with your doctor before starting.  

Low histamine diet may help control seasonal allergies.

4. Low Histamine Diet
Certain foods can increase histamine activity in your body, which can exacerbate allergy symptoms. Avoiding specific foods that are known to be high in histamines, such as aged cheese, smoked meats and alcohol, has been shown to improve allergy symptoms in some people. A low histamine diet can be quite restricting and should only be started when working with a healthcare professional. 

Seasonal Allergy Formula is a tasteless, alcohol-free, homeopathic product specially formulated for grasses, weeds, trees and dust.

5. Seasonal Allergy Formula
Our Seasonal Allergy Formula is a homeopathic blend specifically formulated for a variety of allergens including Oak, Ragweed, Dust and Elm in Texas and throughout the United States. Seasonal Allergy Formula tasteless, alcohol-free and safe to use with pets. We recommend taking 6-10 drops every 4 hours while experiencing allergies.