After the chilly winter season, spring is a highly anticipated rebirth focused on new growth and new beginnings. But for many people, spring’s budding trees, flowers, pollen, and mold trigger seasonal challenges.
Herbs and natural remedies may be able to help.* Say hello to the fresh spring air and get sinus support by incorporating these natural herbs and ideas into your wellness routine.*
Ideal Herbs For Sinus Support
Nettle Leaf has many naturally occurring nutrients, including chlorophyll, protein, ascorbic acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K1, potassium, and zinc.* Nettle helps maintain upper respiratory health and has traditionally been used for sinus support so you can keep breathing easy.* Gaia Herbs Certified Organic Nettle Leaf is a concentrated extract of Nettles grown on Gaia Herbs’ own Certified Organic farm. Gaia Herbs Nettle Leaf capsules contain concentrated extracts to deliver nature’s vitality to you.*
Turmeric Supreme Allergy
For thousands of years, Turmeric has been valued in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system of India. Today, science has identified compounds in Turmeric that support a healthy inflammatory response in healthy individuals—helping to maintain overall health and vitality.* Gaia Herbs Turmeric Supreme Allergy combines Turmeric with other herbal extracts to help you feel well during seasonal transitions.* Quercetin, an antioxidant found in many plants, has been studied for its positive effect on the histamine response.* Black Pepper extract is included for increased absorption and bioavailability of Curcumins.*
Bronchial Wellness Herbal Syrup
Let’s face it, when your throat hurts, it’s hard to think about anything else. Bronchial Wellness is a comforting syrup made with Organic extracts of Grindelia, Plantain leaf, Eucalyptus, and Helichrysum plus Honey and aromatic essential oils—herbs traditionally used to support respiratory health.* This is a great-tasting herbal blend that may be used daily by both adults and children ages six and up to help maintain overall throat and bronchial health.*
Mushrooms + Herbs Reishi + Turmeric
In nature, plants and fungi work together in order to thrive. The line of Gaia Herbs Mushrooms + Herbs products continues that tradition of coevolution. Through lab-validated science, we’ve harnessed the wisdom of nature to create synergistic blends of organic mushrooms and herbs that provide targeted support for your everyday life. In Mushrooms + Herbs Reishi+Turmeric, we’ve combined Reishi, a well-known immune-supporting mushroom, with Shiitake, Ginger, and Turmeric, for a blend that supports both the immune and inflammatory responses.*
Throat Shield™ Spray
Gaia Herbs Throat Shield Spray contains Sage, Aloe and Myrrh, each traditionally known for immune support.* Aloe’s properties provide soothing hydration for the throat, while the essential oils of Peppermint and Cinnamon give this spray a great taste.* This is one of our most popular products for people experiencing occasional throat stress, making it a great choice during seasonal transitions.*
Natural Solutions For Seasonal Challenges
HEPA Air Filters
Using HEPA filters may help with sinus issues. A HEPA air filter works by trapping harmful particles such as pollen, pet dander, and dust mites. A HEPA air filter can reduce dust in your home’s main living areas as well as eliminate circulating pollen that enters through open windows. Be sure to also keep windowsills wiped down in your bedroom and sweep under the bed to remove irritating particles from your home.
Local Raw Honey
It’s an ancient therapy to take a tablespoon of local raw honey every day. When you eat local honey, it’s said that you’re ingesting local pollen. This can help your body build a tolerance and become less sensitive to local pollen over time. As a result, you may experience fewer seasonal sinus symptoms.*
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is also considered a natural solution for sinus issues.* Apple Cider Vinegar is traditionally used for immune health and has been reported to reduce mucus production and to have cleansing properties.* Take one to two tablespoons daily with a glass of water or lemon juice.
Throughout winter, our shoulders hunch forward and our chests cave inward as we stay bundled up. By opening the upper body, we can help nasal passages and the lungs.* Try this yoga pose:
Reclined Bound Angle Pose: Sit on the floor and lay a bolster or pillow parallel to your spine. Slowly lie back onto the bolster or pillow. You can extend your legs out in front of you or bring the soles of your feet together and let your legs fall out to the sides. Stay in this position for at least 10 minutes.
Embrace The Season
Celebrate spring! In the timeless words of poet Anne Bradstreet, “If we had not winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.”