While for most people summer means seaside vacations and outdoors fun, for others this season is synonymous with clogged nasal passages, itchy eyes and incessant sneezing. Fortunately, there are natural ways you can battle the annoying allergy symptoms that are preventing you from enjoying yourself. These simple, yet potent home remedies will help you relieve allergy symptoms and improve your overall health.

Peppermint Tea
Even though this doesn’t sound like something you would want to drink in hot weather, peppermint tea is one of the most effective beverages for relieving allergy symptoms and reducing inflammation. It’s best to consume peppermint tea while it’s still hot, as high temperature and steam will boost its effect as a decongestant.

Nature’s very own antihistamine, ginger is one of those all-around superstar ingredients that will at the same time help unclog your sinuses, soothe sore throat and boost your overall immunity. Stick a couple of slices of fresh ginger on a toothpick and leave it in hot water for a couple of minutes. Add a teaspoon of honey and you got a powerful elixir to help you fight off the allergies.

There is one ingredient that will without a fail activate clogged airways – wasabi. A staple of Japanese cuisine, wasabi is known for its strong and spicy taste, but also its incredible medicinal properties. When it comes to cooking, wasabi can be used in many different ways: you can add it to your favorite sandwich, sushi or salad.