Allergies can be cured during tea time: who knew? If you’ve ever encountered nettle in nature, you know why they call it stinging nettle. It’s known for the uncomfortable yet healing “sting” you get from contact with the leaves. By gently tapping some of the plant on a problem area, like a stiff joint, the “sting” causes an inflammatory response. Blood rushes to the problem area to promote healing in the body.
When you steep the leaves into tea or take them via a supplement, you get all of the benefits and none of the sting. Nettle supports your body absorb nutrients and aids in detoxification, supporting your skin and your stomach. Most importantly, this time of year, it can be used to fight allergies. Nettle acts as an antihistamine and attacks allergies at the source of inflammation. When added to your daily routine, you’ll feel the grip of sinus pressure start to loosen.
If tea time is your remedy of choice, add some honey to your brew. Honey is a great natural remedy because it contains the pollen that we have inflammatory responses to. By ingesting the pollen, our body becomes accustomed and doesn’t react as dramatically as it would. Local honey is our favorite go-to because it contains some of the actual pollen you might be allergic to.