People with seasonal allergies are stuck between a rock and a hard place. You can suffer with irritating symptoms, like coughing, sneezing, sniffling, and more. Or, you can take an over-the-counter medication to help you survive. But what if you don’t like either option? Luckily, there are natural remedies that can relieve spring allergy symptoms, and today, we’re covering five of them.

Probiotics

Did you know that seasonal allergies are actually a type of inflammatory condition? It’s true, and that’s why having a strong and healthy gut can help you battle seasonal allergies. This study that oral consumption of probiotics helps to reduce nasal symptoms.

Stinging nettles

Stinging nettles acts as a natural antihistamine, and can help to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms better than medications. According to Dr. Aviva Room, M.D., freeze-dried stinging nettles are the most effective way to take this natural remedy.

Quercetin

Quercetin isn’t a plant, but it is a yellow color in many fruits and vegetables, and like stinging nettles, it acts as a natural antihistamine. It also boosts immunity and acts like an anti-inflammatory.

Butterbur

According to research, butterbur can be more effective than both placebo and antihistamines, like Zyrtec, when it comes to nasal and eye symptoms associated with seasonal allergies.

N-Acetylcesteine (NAC)

N-Acetylcesteine (NAC) is a supplement which helps to increase the production of key antioxidants in the body and to detoxify the body.  And research suggests that it can be useful for allergic rhinitis, too.