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Sniffles and sneezes are the sound of spring. Pollen triggers cells called mast cells to release histamine and the result is annoying allergies. But if you’re tired of relying on pharmaceutical quick-fixes, I have just the thing for you. Citrus fruits contain vitamin C and bioflavonoids, which act as a natural antihistamine. Add to that one of my favourite herbal teas, elderflower, and you’ve got a remedy that will help dry the sinuses and decrease inflammation.

What you’ll need

(makes four popsicles)

  • Boiling water
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 8 tsp dried elderflower
  • Manuka honey (or stevia), to taste
  • Chopped fruit, to decorate

Preparation

Make a tea with the elderflower and leave to steep for ten minutes, covered. Strain, and add the lemon juice and honey. Stir through.

In a popsicle mould, place the chopped fruit and pour in the tea.

Freeze, and enjoy daily to reduce symptoms of hayfever. This is also a great recipe for the kids!

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Brooke Meredith

Brooke Meredith, is the passionate founder and Editor-In-Chief of A Conscious Collection Magazine. A glowing representation of wellness, and an advocate for healthy living.

Brooke’s passion for health and wellbeing began following the discovery of her own intolerances and health ailments. Her house soon became a hub for recreating healthy versions of her favourite recipes, and soon her home was filled with an abundance of nourishing, nutritious whole foods. A certified Health Coach, Brooke’s passion lies with helping others become the best version of themselves and created A Conscious Collection to nurture, empower and inspire. As an Australian model, Brooke lives and breathes wellness, understanding the direct correlation between looking and feeling your best, which comes with a life in balance. When you can pry her away from working on all things ACC, you’ll find her fleeting around the globe on wellness escapes, enjoying three hour brunch dates with girlfriends and diving mouth first in to her famous healthified chocolate brownies.