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Natural Awakenings Twin Cities

Herbal Supplements for Spring Allergies

Mar 01, 2024 12:00AM ● By Alina Hornfeldt
Have you noticed seasonal allergies beginning earlier this year? You’re not alone. 

Climate change significantly impacts allergy seasons in Minnesota, exacerbating the challenges people with allergic sensitivities face. Rising temperatures and altered precipitation patterns are extending the duration and intensity of pollen seasons, exposing residents to higher concentrations of allergens. The changing climate also influences the geographic distribution of allergenic plants, introducing new sources of allergens to the region. Consequently, individuals may experience more severe allergic reactions, affecting respiratory health and increasing the burden on vulnerable populations.

Natural remedies such as herbal supplements or a neti pot can help reduce allergy symptoms, and endorsing climate mitigation strategies to minimize the health risks associated with climate-influenced allergies are steps that can be taken to improve quality of life in the springtime.


Alina Hornfeldt is the co-owner of Mastel's Health Foods in Saint Paul. Mastel’s mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment to help customers achieve their health goals through education, guaranteed high-quality supplements and natural products. Mastel’s has been serving the community with their health and wellness needs for over 55 years.