The best teas to fight allergies

These teas can help offer you some relief from common allergy symptoms.

Green Tea

Believe it or not, Green tea can help relieve you from allergy symptoms. It contains many antioxidants such as polyphenols, which helps treat hay fever. Catechin, the phenol found in green tea, helps prevent inflammation, and enjoying green tea hot will help reopen your nasal passages giving you a bit of congestion relief.

Another helpful tip: you can detox your system by adding a dash of apple cider vinegar.

Green tea contains caffeine so if your allergy symptoms are making you feel a bit sluggish, this tea will give you a bit of an energy boost!

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea is an herbal tea that contains a healthy dose of Vitamin C to help boost your immune system and combat a runny nose and watery eyes.

Made from the Aspalathus linearis plant found primarily in South Africa, rooibos is full of anti-oxidants.

Just like green tea, sipping on rooibos can help relieve congestion thanks to its antihistamine properties. Unlike green tea, rooibos tea does not contain caffeine for those of you who desire a non-caffeinated option.

Nettle Tea

This tea is made from the leaves of the stinging nettle plant, which has been used in herbal medicine for centuries. Its use dates as far back as the ancient Egyptian era and has found a variety of uses through the centuries from treating muscle pain and arthritis to keeping soldiers warm. The latter is likely because of the slight burning sensation the plants creates on contact with skin, which is where the nettle earned its scientific name, Urtica dioica, drived from the Latin uro which means “to burn.”

The leaves of this plant help relieve congestion and, because of its anti-inflammatory benefits, provides quick relief for allergy sufferers.

And there you have it, three teas you can brew when your seasonal allergies flare up.

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