It’s spring in Florida, pollen is flying and allergies are at our doorstep. For relief from congestion we reach for over-the-counter remedies. Did you know that many of these are rooted in the same medicinal herbs used at the Spanish Military Hospital between 1782 and 1821?
See if you can guess which ones in sniff tests during demonstrations while on tour inside the Spanish Military Hospital Museum Apothecary. Here’s a hint: look no further than ingredient labels on popular supplements or on most sinus relief products. Rose hips are a great source of vitamin C to help build our immune system, and Eucalyptus and Mint are great herbs to ease the ailments of allergies today.