Seasonal allergies: 5 teas to relieve symptoms

Seasonal allergies are a common problem that can affect many people’s quality of life. The most common causes include allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, asthma and urticaria.

Allergies are caused by an overreaction of the immune system to harmless substances called allergens. When an allergic person comes into contact with an allergen, the immune system releases histamine, a substance that causes allergy symptoms.

As well as medication, there are some teas that can help relieve symptoms. These teas have antihistamine, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which can help reduce inflammation, itching and nasal discharge.

Seasonal allergies: 5 teas to relieve symptoms


Which teas relieve allergy symptoms?

Echinacea tea

Echinacea tea is recognised for its beneficial action in strengthening defences and reducing anxiety, hypertension, and cholesterol. Part of its great contribution to health is in the treatment of inflammation and urinary infections. It is an excellent ally in relieving and treating the symptoms of colds and flu.

Echinacea tea recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon of echinacea root
  • 1 litre of water.
  • Water temperature: 85º to 100º
  • Boiling time: 3 to 10 minutes.
  • Infusion time: 15 minutes


  1. Place the ingredient in a pan of cold water for about 2 minutes.
  2. Then bring to the boil and boil for 3 to 10 minutes.
  3. Once boiling, cover the container and leave to stand for 15 minutes.
  4. You should consume up to 1 litre of echinacea tea a day, at different times of the day.

This method applies to echinacea tea made from roots, bark and stems. If you don’t like the taste of this tea, you can add a little ginger or mint to soften it.

Green tea

Thanks to its high antioxidant potential, Sencha Green Tea is one of the best green teas for boosting energy, stimulating concentration, strengthening defences, improving blood circulation and stabilising blood pressure. This makes it a powerful aid against allergy symptoms.

Green tea recipe:

  • 1 teaspoon per cup of water (240ml). Approx. 2 grams per person.
  • Water temperature: 70º to 80º
  • Infusion time: 2 to 3 minutes.


  1. Place 1 teaspoon of Sencha in a cup and pour in previously boiled water.
  2. Then cover and leave to infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Finally, strain and allow to cool slightly before drinking.
  4. 1 to 3 cups a day.

Find out more about green tea in our article: Green Tea: Benefits, Tips and Types.

Rooibos tea

Rooibos tea is excellent for relieving sore throats and itching, as well as reducing congestion. It can be taken before the first symptoms of allergies appear, acting as a preventative or corrective measure. Naturally sweet, it doesn’t make you drowsy.

Rooibos tea recipe:

  • Water temperature: 100 °C
  • Infusion time: 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Recommended amount: 2 teaspoons per person. Approx. 4 grams per cup.


  1. Pour the boiling water into a suitable container and add the Rooibos.
  2. Cover and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Finally, strain and wait for it to cool down a little before serving.

You don’t need to add any sugar or sweetener. If you want to prepare an iced tea, simply use the same recipe. However, it is recommended to prepare it with 4 teaspoons of Rooibos. You can add a cinnamon stick to the infusion for flavouring.

Find out more about rooibos tea in our article: Rooibos tea: South Africa’s theine-free drink.

Seasonal allergies: 5 teas to relieve symptoms

Perpetua rose tea

On a therapeutic level, Purple Perpetua Infusion can help to strengthen defences, improve blood circulation and balance the nervous system. It is a great ally against sore throats, headaches, stomach aches, hoarseness, asthma, laryngitis, bronchitis, skin sores, hypertension and bad cholesterol.

Other names: Perpetua, globe amaranth, gonfrena, round amaranth and globe amaranth.

Purple Perpetua tea recipe:

  • Water temperature: 100º
  • Infusion time: 5 to 7 minutes.
  • 3-4 flowers per cup


  1. Place 3 to 4 Perpetua Roxa flowers in a container, then pour in boiled water.
  2. Cover and leave to infuse for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Finally, let it cool down a little and you can drink it straight away.
  4. Drink 2 to 3 cups a day, the first cup in the morning and the last before going to bed.

Although hot tea is recommended for treating certain conditions, you can also drink it cold. If you want to boost its anti-inflammatory effect, you can drink Purple Perpetua Tea with a little honey, cinnamon or ginger.

Nettle tea

Nettle tea is one of the most recommended teas for treating kidney stones, sore throats and joint infections. Nettle is a natural ingredient rich in vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as calcium and iron, which contribute to the balance of the immune system and bone health. 

In addition, nettle tea contains folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, which promotes the general good functioning of the body.

Nettle tea recipe:

  • 250ml boiled water
  • 1 dessert spoon of nettle root
  • Water temperature: 100º
  • Infusion time: 5 to 10 minutes.


  1. Place a dessert spoon of Nettle Root in the previously boiled water in a container.
  2. Cover and leave to stand for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Finally, strain and allow to cool slightly before drinking.
  4. Drink 1 to 2 cups a day

Find out more about nettle tea in our article: Nettle tea is rich in vitamins and doesn’t itch.

Teas can be an effective way of relieving allergy symptoms. However, it’s important to consult a doctor before consuming them to avoid interfering with your usual medication.

These teas can be found plain or flavoured in our online shop!

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