For many people Spring is a great time of year, more sun (we hope), getting out in the garden, beautiful flowers and the approach of Summer. Unfortunately for many people this also equates to allergy season. While addressing a seasonal allergy can be more of a long term effort, there are several ways you can lessen Springs’s impact on yourself.
Today we’ll introduce you to an herbal tea that can provide symptomatic relief for your springtime allergies. Since it is just for symptomatic relief, it shouldn’t be taken long term. This tea is wonderful for hay fever and other allergies that cause congestion and profuse drippiness.
Spring Allergy Tea
- Yarrow – 2 parts
- Osha – 2 parts
- Eyebright – 2 parts
- Oregon grape – 1 part
- Horseradish – 1 part
Combine herbs, store in an airtight container, in a cool, dark location. A great place to get these herbs in the Seattle area is Dandelion Botanicals.
Prepare as an infusion, but since there are roots included (the Osha, Oregon grape, & Horseradish), let steep for 25 minutes.
- 1 cup water
- 3 teaspoons tea
- 3 times per day or as needed for symptomatic relief
If you have more questions on how to prepare the herbal tea, there are more details in the previous post on making herbal teas.