Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tis the Season... Don't Breathe the Yellow Air!!
Allergies. Hay fever. Sinuses. Whatever you call it, it's here. In full bloom. Pun intended. ;)
My backyard chain link fence is covered with Confederate Jasmine so tall you cannot see over it, and so thick you cannot see through it. It's thick with blooms. The breeze carries the scent of jasmine into my front yard, and down the driveway to the street.
The smell is Heavenly. But unfortunately it's also yellow.. from pollen. It's covering everything. The bumble bees are loving it!! :)
When you can't stop sneezing, blowing your nose, and your throat feels like you've spent a whole night, (or day), "throat singing", you know that allergy season is in full swing. We're swearing off the dairy for the time being, and doing the "organic, locally grown honey", but it only seems to be helping a little. However I have discovered that Fruit Chillers (frozen) are , yummy, and non-dairy, and feel pretty darn good on a sore throat. We bought "Polar Raspberry". :) Also increasing our intake of green tea, and garlic, (don't make me mad or I'll breathe on ya!) ;) And I'm planning to purchase some nettle tea also. I don't know how much good it will do, but am brewing ginger tea now as I type this. (slices of fresh ginger simmered on the stove at least one hour, a bit of lemon, sweeten to taste)
If anyone has any other natural remedies, I'm all ears! :)