For me, May is allergy season.  Since I don’t completely trust pharmaceutical companies, I tend to avoid allergy medicines.

Years ago, my wife discovered a DoTerra supplement called TriEase.  I take a few every morning before classes start.  It seems to do the trick.

I also take Quercetin.

Quercetin is a yellow pigment found in many fruits, vegetables, leaves, and grains said to possess antihistaminic and anti-inflammatory qualities.

Thomas at Compass Classroom told me about Quercetin years ago.  I’ve been taking it ever since.  It really seems to help.  Consider giving quercetin a try if you are currently suffering from allergies.

By the way, the word quercetin comes from the Latin word Quercus meaning oak.  Incidentally, this is also where we get the word Albuquerque.  Albuquerque is a combination of Albus (white) and Quercus (oak).  Albuquerque means White Oak.

You can take it in pill form, or you can just eat apples.  Just don’t peel them.  Quercetin lies just underneath the skin of apples.

One of my students reminded me of another allergy remedy this week.  She reminded me to eat local honey.  I had forgotten about that trick.  If you are suffering from allergies, perhaps one of these suggestions will help you, too.

I am sure many of you will send some more tips my way.  Looking forward to hearing about what works for you.