Spring may bring warm weather and trees in bloom, but that can also mean allergies or colds. However, several new remedies are readily available to help ease your symptoms: sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes.
If you’re looking to prevent colds or reduce your symptoms, try adding andrographis to your daily regimen. This extract is found in shrubs throughout India and Asia, and now has been popping up on shelves in the United States. Researchers have concluded that this supplement greatly reduced cold symptoms in a study of 433 patients.
If you want to boost your immunity, try astragalus. This herb has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to help improve your cold and disease-fighting abilities. Plus, this supplement is thought to have a diuretic effect and may help lower blood pressure and relax blood vessel constriction.
A vitamin D3 supplement will also boost your immunity and help to ward off a host of diseases.
Local honey has also been shown to help reduce allergy symptoms. It can be eaten by the spoonful or added to hot green tea, used in cooking as a natural sweetener or poured over biscuits or toast.