Allergies occur when the body’s immune system releases antibodies to fight harmless substances such as pollen, dust, and food. This attack by the immune system will deplete the body and lead to a host of uncomfortable symptoms.
Allergies can cause major irritation, and treatment can be pricey. You may have sought anti-allergy drugs from an Arizona allergist in the past and found that the costs can add up. Medications can have side effects, too, such as drowsiness. Some medications used to treat allergies have even been linked to long-term cognitive illnesses.
If you want to avoid the side effects of synthetic medications, you can try natural remedies. Sea salt, for example, is a popular homeopathic treatment for the symptoms of allergy. Salt and water are two of nature’s strongest antihistamines. Combining the two can provide a cheap and potent form of temporary relief.
Unrefined, mineral rich sea salt has the following benefits:
- Boosts the immune system and nourishes your adrenal glands, which helps prevent diseases and allows the body to recover quicker when sickness strikes.
- Minerals in sea salt have been found to be helpful in eliminating excess mucus and reducing nasal congestion.
- Has alkalizing effects, which help reduce inflammation in the respiratory system.
Note that processed or refined salt does not have the essential nutrients and trace minerals found in sea salt. Processed salt is treated with chemicals, which can expose a person with allergies to more irritants.
A person suffering from allergy symptoms can get relief by mixing half a teaspoon of sea salt with 80 ounces of water (about ten glasses). Stir the salt into the water and allow it to dissolve. Then drink the mixture throughout the day.
Another way of using sea salt to relieve allergy symptoms is to put a pinch of it on your tongue. The sea salt can then hinder the histamine production in your immune system, minimizing allergy symptoms.
As you seek for natural treatments for your allergies, consider allergy immunotherapy, which introduces your body to all-natural antigens suspended in a saline solution. The “allergy serum” can be introduced to your body through allergy shots or under-the-tongue allergy drops (sublingual immunotherapy). Immunotherapy can desensitize your body to allergens and provide lasting relief without the negative effects of many medications. Consult your Arizona allergy doctor for more information.