HONEY

This one’s got inconclusive evidence, BUT we’ve been hearing a lot of BUZZ about it lately. The theory is that by eating local honey, you’re introducing pollen spores into the body, making your body and immune system accustomed to them. Although WedMD doesn’t back it up, plenty of alternative medicine gurus love honey and say its worth a shot.

 

DIRECTIONS:

-Head to the local Co-Op or farmers market to get your honey hook-up. The less processed, the better.

 

NETI POT

Your nose is filled with hair-like things called cilia, which catch all the little particles you breathe in with the air. Use a neti pot to flush out your nasal passage and relieve irritation.

 

DIRECTIONS:

-Purchase a neti pot at your local drug store.

-Heat up warm filtered water and add a pinch of salt, and a pinch of baking soda. Stir.

-Over the sink or while in the shower, tilt your hair and pour the mixture into one nostril. If you feel like you’re drowning, don’t worry! Try panting—year, like a dog—while pouring.

 

PEPPERMINT TEA

Peppermint oil is a natural decongestant that opens up your nasal passages. By brewing up a cup of peppermint tea, you reduce inflammation and breathe in all those yummy, healthy essential oils.

 

DIRECTIONS:

-Buy a box of peppermint tea, or try fresh peppermint leaves.

-Boil water and brew for five minutes. Drink daily or as often as possible.

-Sweeten with honey if you please.


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