Allergies this year are rough (as are the bugs 😬). Thanks to that nice mild winter we had. I know most of you are familiar with my Allergy Oxymel. We've had incredible success with it and there has been an overwhelming amount of feedback from folks about their success with it 😍 However, I do realize ACV can be hard for some folks to take, and I know some folks have to stay away from raw honey. I want as many folks as possible to be able to experience the benefits of these plants, so I had decided to make a Tincture! Same herbs as my Oxymel but extracted in non gmo vegetable glycerin (coconut derived) to create a potent remedy.
The downside is you don't receive the benefits of the ACV or local raw honey that you would with the Oxymel. However, for those of you that aren't fans of ACV, then this could be the allergy remedy you've been looking for!
✨ Lets meet the plants✨
Nettle is the main herb in this Oxymel. One of my all time favorite food herbs as it's incredibly nourishing. Nettle is drying, so its a great ally to aid with the runny nose and itchy eyes that comes along with seasonal allergies. Its been used as an allergy remedy for hundreds of years because of its great anti histamine and anti inflammatory properties. Eyebright is another great herb for the wet symptoms like runny nose and itchy eyes that come with allergies. It has been shown to work well at reducing irritation and like Nettle, also is a great anti histamine. Mullein is most commonly known as an ally for the respiratory tract, and this rings true for allergies as well! It helps soothe those dry coughing fits caused by irritation. It's an expectorant which aids with expelling mucus. Next there's Reishi, which is wonderful at supporting our immune systems and deeply nourishing. Allergies are our bodies immune response to increased histamine production. Reishi acts as a modulator, basically bringing our immune system back in to balance and keeping it from over reacting. It's also an adaptogen, providing our bodies to better adapt to stress and has anti inflammatory properties as well. Finally we have Dandelion root! Aside from being packed with vitamins and minerals it also supports and cleanses the liver. In Chinese medicine it's believed that allergies are caused by a strained liver or toxin buildup, so one of the main herbs used to nourish this important organ are the Dandelions.