November 10

Kiss those golf course allergies goodbye forever

Your eyes are watering. You’re sniffling. You’re even starting to get a little choked up.

And it’s not because you just four-putted for a triple bogey on your last hole.

If you’re an allergy sufferer, you know that the fresh-cut grass, pollen and falling leaves on the golf course can practically turn your 18 holes into a death march.

And let’s face it – none of us play better when we’re fighting through the drowsiness and brain fog you can get from Benadryl and lots of other allergy medications.

So before you pop that next pill, try these all-natural remedies for fighting allergies on the golf course. They could be your hole-in-one for eradicating the pesky symptoms of hay fever and other seasonal sensitivities.

#1 Goldenseal: This is an herbal cure that dries up mucus throughout your body. It helps you clear congestion without making you drowsy. Grown in Canada and some parts of the Northeast, it was used for centuries by Native American tribes to help control inflammation and even stomach disorders. You’ll sometimes see it sold as yellow root, and you can buy it in capsules or brew it as a tea.

#2 Red sage: Ever try yelling “Fore!” with a sore throat from all that post-nasal drip? Ouch! Give red sage a try. It’s a traditional Chinese herb that helps control inflammation. The best part is that you can gargle with it as a mouthwash for quick throat pain relief.

#3 Cayenne: You may know cayenne as the hot red pepper that gives your favorite dishes a spicy kick. But cayenne also has an active ingredient called capsaicin that helps to soothe burning nasal passages, bronchial tubes, and lungs. It’s also rich in vitamin C and other powerful antioxidants that support your immune system.

The good news is that you don’t have to scorch your tongue to get the benefits of cayenne. You can get cayenne supplements affordably online or at most health stores.

Give these natural treatments a try, and you can enjoy your favorite course’s fresh-cut grass— without paying for it later.

To your health,