Hay fever remedies -closer to nature

Alternatives to anti-histamines

  • Luffa (Luffa operculata): effective in combating the symptoms of rhinitis which include sneezing, nasal discharge and a blocked nose.
  • Heartseed: is used to relieve allergies, especially itchy skin reactions
  • Golden Thryallis: has desensitising properties useful in hay fever, allergies, bronchial asthma and allergic skin disease.
  • Horseradish: a nasal and bronchial dilator of benefit in the relief of nasal congestion, sinusitis and catarrh
  • Garlic: both immune boosting and antimicrobial – great for your sinuses too.
  • Bee pollen: a respiratory system strengthening food helping to heal and even prevent allergies- this is available in capsule and sprinkle form. The latter can be used to jazz up your cereal.
  • Hay Max– pollen barrier
  • Quercetin capsules (with vitamin C)  short term use only and interact with some antibiotics
  • Tiger balm, on your neck and behind ears
  • Spoonful of honey before breakfast each morning during hay fever season
  • Drinking green tea- because it has natural antihistamine presence, catechins
  • drinking/eating lots of naturally sourced vitamin C – similarly to green tea, vit C will lessen inflammation caused by hay fever, especially in your nose, sinuses

Long-term

  • Omega 3 capsule
  • Up your garlic and orange vegetables
  • Up your exercise (or start if you have so far been an exercisephobe)
  • Acupuncture – apparently acupuncture can help relieve symptoms…

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