Teas to Combat Your Sneeze

Spring is in the air—which means the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and warm weather is blowing in. But with that springtime breeze comes sneezing, sinus headaches, runny noses, and itchy eyes.

Alas, the signs of spring also mean allergy season is upon us. But thankfully, spring months don’t have to mean standing in line at the pharmacy counter. Thanks to natural remedies such as herbal teas, you can get relief from your allergies the way mother nature intended.

While the tannic acid in teas of all types is thought to neutralize common allergens such as pollen and dust, there are few key varietals that are particularly helpful to combat symptoms.

Here is a breakdown of some of our most popular Davidson’s Organic teas that fight that tickle in your nose:

Peppermint and Spearmint—Acts as a decongestant to open up airways and contains anti-inflammatory and mild antibacterial elements.

Ginger—A natural antihistamine that relieves allergy affects in the sinus. Its anti-inflammatory properties also provide relief to allergy aches. As an added benefit, ginger’s stomach calming properties help with nausea and motion sickness.

Rooibos—Blocks the release of histamine, a chemical the body produces in response to allergens. The special histamine fighting compounds work both inside and outside of the body.

Green Tea—The antioxidant rich tea known for its ample health benefits also helps fight allergies thanks to its effective anti-allergenic agent epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that blocks histamine and immunoglobulin E. Both of these nature-produced chemicals are linked with irritable allergy-symptoms.