Health News: Skip the Drugs for Allergy Relief

Summertime allergies are no fun, but you don’t necessarily need to turn to pharmaceuticals to handle them. If you want to go au naturale, try a combination of stinging nettle and a neti pot. A stinging nettle supplement is derived from the leaves of the flowering plant and is found in many over-the-counter treatments. A typical dose is 600 mg for one week at the onset of symptoms. Combine it with a neti pot: Use lukewarm distilled water mixed with one teaspoon of sea salt to irrigate and flush the nasal passages.