The best way to deal with allergy symptoms? Use these naturally non-drowsy and delicious plants!
If antihistamines make you drowsy for hours and the idea of allergy shots is enough to make you woozy, why not reach for your spice rack the next time you're suffering from allergy symptoms? Rosemarinic acid, which occurs naturally in rosemary, shiso (a common herb in Asian cuisines), and sage, is a chemical that possesses potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that are able to protect against asthma and allergy symptoms, according to a recent scientific review.
Traditional medicine has known about the healing power of herbs like these for a long time, and it seems like modern medicine is finally catching up. The new review flagged a study showing that doses of rosmarinic acid–enriched shiso help alleviate allergy symptoms, including itchy nose, itchy eyes, and watery eyes.
There's even more good news when it comes to herbs and allergy symptoms, though. Check out three herbs that will have you breathing easy this allergy season: