April 01, 2019

The 7 Best Teas for Allergies (Ease Inflammation)

By Abianne Falla
The 7 Best Teas for Allergies (Ease Inflammation)

Alleviating allergies can be aggravating. From the occasional runny nose to a full blown sinus infection, our bodies have a wide variety of ways to let us know about changing seasons and weather. Whether you have seasonal allergies or chronic allergies, this guide can help you find the best teas to help you tackle your allergies.

If you want to get some for yourself, we have a collection of the best teas for allergies right here in tea bags, loose leaf, or iced tea pouches.

What is the Best Tea for Allergies?

1. Yaupon Tea

Yaupon is the only naturally caffeinated plant native to North America. It has unique properties that traditional teas lack. One of these benefits is rutin, which is also found in apples and lemons. It’s an anti-inflammatory and Yaupon even has 4 times the amount of rutin as found in its popular cousin plant, guayusa. This compound can help serve as a natural remedy for seasonal allergy symptoms.


  • Enhance blood circulation in your throat with the help of rutin which can help strengthen and improve flexibility of blood vessels, and help soothe a sore throat.
  • Decreased chronic inflammation via chlorogenic acid (CGA) that has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • A boost for your immune system from antioxidant activity that remove free radicals in your body.

Side Effects:

  • May cause sleeplessness due to caffeine if large amounts of yaupon are consumed all at once.

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2. Ginger Tea

Ginger tea has been used for thousands of years and is still great at helping relieve nasal drainage. As a rule of thumb, one cup of ginger tea contains about 250 milligrams of ginger so aim to drink two to four cups of this tea to alleviate symptoms of allergies.


  • Reduce inflammation naturally because it contains antioxidative, anti-inflammatory phytochemical compounds.
  • Made using fresh ginger root which packs a punch when it comes to healing symptoms of allergies.

Side Effects:

  • Makes heartburn worse because it relaxes the muscle that prevents stomach bile from entering the esophagus.

3. Licorice Tea

Licorice root has a long history of usage across Asia and Europe, even dating back to the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. Made from the root of the licorice plant, it has been used to treat an upset stomach, treat respiratory problems, and decrease inflammation. Contemporarily, licorice has been used to help tame allergy symptoms due to its anti-inflammatory properties.


  • Soothe your throat as licorice root can increase production of new mucous that helps remove congested mucous and provide a throat coat.
  • Boosts your immune system with its antimicrobial properties.
  • Hydrate your throat by washing away any debris in your throat and clearing your vocal cords.

Side Effects:

  • This tea can elevate your blood pressure so be sure to drink it in moderation.

4. Green Tea

Green tea is made from the traditional tea plant Camellia sinensis and has not undergone oxidation like black teas. It has a multitude of health benefits and similar to Yaupon, it has natural caffeine in it. Each cup is full of antioxidants which can provide allergy relief and soothe inflammation.


  • Protect your cells with the polyphenols and catechins from green tea that reduce free radicals that damage your cells.
  • Ease inflammation with antioxidants that remove harmful free radicals and protect your healthy cells.

Side Effects:

  • May cause sleeplessness due to caffeine if large amounts are consumed all at once.

5. Tumeric Tea

Turmeric has long been used in India in various dishes and is known quite well for its distinctive yellow color caused by curcumin. Ongoing research is determining the effects of curcumin in turmeric tea but it may have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antidiabetic properties. Beyond helping heal some of the physical elements of a hangover, turmeric has a soothing effect on nerves which can relieve stress and anxiety. Cucumin has been found to ease inflammation and help reduce the effects of allergies. Peppery with a taste of ginger, this tea is tasty and helpful.


  • No caffeine makes this a great bedtime option.
  • With its anti-inflammatory properties Turmeric can relieve inflamed tissues throughout the body.
  • Stimulate blood flow which helps to flush out toxins.

Side Effects:

  • When consumed in high doses turmeric tea can hurt some peoples stomachs.

6. Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea has a signature minty flavor due to its easy brewing using mint leaves. This menthol based flavor can help clear out sinuses and make it easier to breathe while also freshening your breath instantly. There is also research that suggests it can also kill germs that cause dental plaque, helping protect your teeth. A refreshing glass that has a cooling effect, this is a yummy option for those looking to ease allergies


  • Ease headaches as peppermint is a natural muscle relaxant while the menthol increases blood flow that creates a cooling sensation.
  • Decrease nasal congestion in large part due to the vapors that increase the perception of airflow, easing congestion pain and discomfort.
  • Easy to complement the flavor with ginger, honey, or fruits to find a delicious cup for anytime.

Side Effects:

  • Can worsen acid reflux by relaxing the muscles around the stomach sphincter.

7. Rooibos Tea

Originating in Africa and now popular worldwide, it’s a caffeine-free alternative to traditional black tea and even similarly often undergoes oxidation though unlike black tea it is also often fermented. It has an earthy flavor that can be similar to yerba mate. Your brew is less likely to be bitter too because rooibos has less tannins than other teas. Just like Yaupon tea, Rooibos has a compound called Rutin in it that help block the release of histamines which play a major role in the cause of allergies.


  • Caffeine free, making this a great option for those who suffer from allergies at night.
  • Full of antioxidants that fight free radicals and protect your cells from damage.
  • Contains high amounts of vitamin C which helps boost your immune system.

Side Effects:

  • Consuming too much rooibos has been linked to damage your liver so be sure to talk to your doctor.

The Bottom Line

Owing to their amazing healthy-boosting properties, these are some of the best teas for allergies. They can help soothe symptoms of sore throats, stuffy nose, scratchy throat, and other irritating symptoms.

If you want to get our best tasting tea for allerigies, check out our organic, naturally caffeinated CatSpring Yaupon tea here.

Medical Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only and shouldn’t be taken as medical advice. If you have serious health-related issues you should reach out to a medical professional. While we have studied the scientific research available, this is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.