Conquer Seasonal Allergies

Try these 16 natural remedies to find relief from allergy symptoms.
Conquer Seasonal Allergies
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Soothe symptoms with supplements
These herbs and other natural remedies can have an anti-allergic effect.

QUERCETIN, a bioflavonoid found in onion and garlic, can help prevent the release of symptom-causing histamine. It can be taken in supplement form, possibly along with bromelain, an anti-inflammatory enzyme found in pineapple, for better absorption. Try: Best Vite Quercetin and Bromelain ($7 for 120 capsules; or Rainbow Light Allergy Rescue ($24 for 60 capsules;

STINGING NETTLE is an herb that, like quercetin, acts as a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory. It can be used in tea, tincture or pill form. Try: Gaia Herbs Nettle Leaf ($27 for 60 capsules;

BUTTERBUR LEAF EXTRACT was found in a British Medical Journal study to be as effective as a popular antihistamine drug in controlling hay fever symptoms. Take one tablet four times daily. Each tablet should contain about 8 milligrams of the active ingredient Petasin. Try: Enzymatic Therapy Petadolex Butterbur Extract ($35 for 60 50- milligram softgels;

N-ACETYL CYSTEINE is a powerful antioxidant that can help break up mucus and ease congestion. It’s best if taken in conjunction with 1,000 to 2,000 milligrams of vitamin C a day. Try: NutraBio NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) ($14 for 150 600-milligram capsules;