Seasonal Allergy Lemonade

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All you need is five simple ingredients to make this seasonal allergy lemonade for huge relief this allergy season. 

Seasonal allergy lemonade

​Whether it’s you or someone you love, millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies. For example, a pollen allergy can make it difficult to enjoy the outdoors and events with family and friends no matter what your age. Allergic rhinitis causes seasonal allergy symptoms like watery eyes, nasal congestion and itchy eyes and skin. 

What Causes Seasonal Allergies

In the spring and summer months, seasonal allergies are mostly caused by flower, tree and grass pollen. The pollen is produced by plants as a way to propagate and is further spread by wind, animals and even humans inadvertently. This is good for the plants, as it prevents them from going extinct. Unfortunately, for those that are sensitive to that pollen, an immune response can result. 

Seasonal allergy symptoms are due to an overreaction by the body’s immune system to protect itself from these floating botanical foreigners through histamine release. 

How Do People Treat Seasonal Allergies

There are many ways to treat symptoms of seasonal allergies. Just to be clear, we’re not talking about mild to moderate allergies or a severe allergic reaction, If you’re generally in good health, one of the most popular ways to treat seasonal allergies is with over the counter allergy medications.

These can be an avenue of symptom relief whether you have spring allergies or fall allergies. But, if you’re reading this post, I’m going to guess that you’re tired of taking the traditional route.

How I Came Up With This Recipe

All good solutions start with a problem and that’s exactly what I had. Well not me, but my little people. As a parent, one of the hardest things to witness is your children not experiencing life at their best. 

I tried natural antihistamines. local honey  and nasal rinses all with some level of success. But one day, I was feeling particularly inspired and whipped up something special in my kitchen. Symptoms abated and over 40,000 views on TikTok later and this seasonal allergy lemonade was born. 

Do’s 

  • Store in the refrigerator 
  • Use multiple times a day as needed 
  • Share this recipe with your friends and family
  • Read this medical disclaimer 

Don’ts 

  • The information in this post should not be substituted for medical advice. Please consult your medical provider before adding anything new to your wellness regimen. 
  • Don’t use if you have a citrus allergy.
  • Should not be used if you have a serious symptoms.
  • Not for use for food allergies. 

Tools Needed

What’s In This Seasonal Allergy Lemonade

water: Seasonal allergies are at their worst in a dehydrated state. That’s why drinking water is important to make sure you stay ahead of symptoms. 

honey: You have quite a few options when it comes to honey. My choice for this recipe is Manuka honey due to it’s many anti-inflammatory properties. Manuka honey has a long history and has been used in Ayurvedic therapies for many years. If you want to take things up a notch, you can also use garlic honey for added benefits. 

fresh lemons (can also add lemon peels for more benefits): Like other citrus fruits, lemon juice is a major source of vitamin C. Lemon juice is also hydrating and detoxifying which makes it a must add to this seasonal allergy lemonade. 

In addition, the peel of citrus fruit are high in polyphenols known as flavonoids. For example, the peel is a potent source of antioxidants and even contains more bioflavonoids than the fruit itself. 

Quercetin’s noted benefits include mast cell stabilization, antihistamine activity and anti-inflammatory effects. This makes quercetin one of many natural anti-histamines. For this reason, quercetin is beneficial for respiratory allergies. 

Quercetin is prominent in different foods, most notably fruits and vegetables. Some of the most notable include: 

  1. Apples: Especially in the skin. Try this recipe for slow cooker applesauce to get more apples in your diet. 
  2. Onions: Particularly red onions.
  3. Berries: Such as cranberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
  4. Citrus fruits: Like oranges, lemons, and limes.
  5. Leafy greens: Such as kale and spinach. 
  6. Broccoli: And other cruciferous vegetables like kale and Brussels sprouts.
  7. Red grapes: And other dark-colored grapes.
  8. Cherries: Both sweet and tart varieties.
  9. Capers: Capers have the highest level of quercetin by far! 

This is yet another reason to add the regular consumption of fruit to your wellness regimen. 

Tulsi basil extract: tulsi basil extract or holy basil is a herb with potent ayurvedic benefits. You can drink the herb in a tea or use it as a powerful extract. When it comes to seasonal allergies, holy basil has anti-inflammatory, immune modulation and anti-histamine effects. This is the one I use. 

Other benefits of tulsi basil extract include: provides a sense of calm, restful sleep, enhances immune support.

While this seasonal allergy lemonade utilizes the potent benefits of tulsi basil, there are other herbs for natural seasonal allergy relief that may help.  See below.

Best Herbs For Seasonal Allergies

There are quite a few herbs that are beneficial for seasonal allergy relief. Talk to your naturopath or other wellness professional to see which one(s) may work for you. 

Here are just a few to out on your radar. 

  1. Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica): The compounds in stinging nettle may inhibit histamine release, which can help reduce allergy symptoms. Stinging nettle is available in tea, supplement, or tincture form.
  2. Quercetin: As mentioned above, while technically a flavonoid rather than an herb, quercetin is often found in plants such as onions, apples, and citrus fruits. It has antioxidant properties and may help stabilize mast cells, which release histamine.
  3. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba): Ginkgo is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce symptoms of allergic reactions. It may also improve circulation, which can be beneficial for those experiencing congestion.
  4. Turmeric (Curcuma longa): Turmeric contains curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. While more research is needed, some studies suggest it may help alleviate allergy symptoms. Used in recipes like my golden chai latte or turmeric ginger shots
  5. Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea): Echinacea is often used to support the immune system and may help reduce the severity and duration of colds and respiratory infections, which can worsen allergy symptoms.
  6. Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla): Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties and may help alleviate symptoms such as itching and congestion. It’s often consumed as a tea.

Why You’ll Like This Recipe

  • It works! (Provides seasonal allergy relief) 
  • Made with all natural ingredients 
  • Contains just a few ingredients 

When To Use Seasonal Allergy Lemonade

The best time to use this seasonal allergy lemonade is during the allergy season of course! You can use it acutely or prophylactically.

How To Make Seasonal Allergy Lemonade

  1. Pour about 8 ounces of warm water into a mason jar. You don’t have to use warm water, but when you do, it helps everything dissolve better. 
  2. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon. 
  3. Stir in Manuka honey. 
  4. Add a full dropperful of Tulsi basil extract. (holy basil leaf extract)

Watch the Video on TikTok

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