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Soup Recipes for People with Allergic Rhinitis

Try our apple and onion soup and watch your allergic rhinitis symptoms fade away. Or how about a bowl of hay fever fighting watercress and mint soup packed with antioxidants? The soup recipes included in this section of's Guide to Home Remedies for Hay Fever combine foods that have allergic rhinitis combating properties.

Apple and Onion Soup

This soup is an excellent home remedy for hay fever. It combines apples and onions, two of nature's best sources of quercetin. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that has been shown to effectively protect against allergic reactions. Quercetin works its protective magic by stabilizing the cell membranes of mast cells and basophils, thereby inhibiting the release of histamine which is responsible for many symptoms associated with allergic reactions.
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Iced Watercress and Mint Soup

This tasty soup with a wonderful silky texture draws on the health benefits of watercress, an effective home remedy that has been used to treat a wide range of ailments for centuries. Watercress is supercharged with vitamin C and beta-carotene which have powerful antioxidant properties and which are therefore extremely important for people suffering from hay fever. Also mint, the other key ingredient in this soup, has been shown to alleviate certain allergic reactions. Note: this soup contains dairy.
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Sweet Potato Soup with Thyme

Sweet potatoes are one of the vegetables that are least likely to cause allergic reactions. What's more, sweet potatoes contain several compounds that may even help prevent allergic reactions triggered by other substances. Also the yellow onions this recipe calls for may be helpful for people with allergies because of the high amount of quercetin they contain. Furthermore, ginger and thyme contain anti-inflammatory substances that may be alleviate symptoms of allergic rhinitis in some people.
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Beet and Carrot Soup

This recipe pairs carrots with beets to create a beautiful crimson soup that can also help fight allergic rhinitis. Beets have strong anti-inflammatory properties while carrots are known for their antioxidant powers. The ginger featured in this recipe contains the proteolytic enzyme zingibain. Proteolytic enzymes have anti-inflammatory properties and can help alleviate allergic reactions.
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Want More Recipes?

For more recipes that can help control allergic rhinitis, visit the main recipe directory of's Guide to Combating Allergic Rhinitis.

You may also be interested in taking a look at the section that provides more general diet tips on how to prevent symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Be also sure to check out the overview of the best anti-rhinitis foods.