In my past entry, I mentioned foods that can help against allergy symptoms, but I didn’t mention the benefit of nettle tea for allergies.
The stinging nettle plant might be a thing to avoid during your hike, but they are a welcome sight for allergy sufferers when brewed as a tea. As a natural antihistamine, nettle helps against hay fever and allergy attacks by blocking the histamines in your body that are responsible for your allergy symptoms. Best, is that nettle tea has a pleasant sweetness that makes it enjoyable served cold and hot.
Brewing Directions: (serves one)
- Place one heaped teaspoon of dried Nettle leaves and add boiling water.
- Steep for 5 minutes, and enjoy.
NOTE: Many teas are heavily sprayed with pesticides which can worsen your allergies, so be sure to buy organic nettle leaf teas.