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Herbal Remedies to Ease Hay fever

 

Most people can enjoy the spring and summer sunshine, but those who suffer from hay fever have to contend with the misery of sneezing and sore tired eyes among other symptoms

Hay fever is caused by an allergic reaction to tiny, airborne particles of pollens and grains, Pollen is released from flowers, grasses and trees, and fills the air, particularly on warm, dry days. When it comes into contact with the eyes, nose and lungs, hay fever sufferers, pollen triggers the immune system to produce massive amounts of chemical substance histamine.

This results in the hypersensitive reaction of streaming eyes, sore throat and runny nose. In severe cases, symptoms similar to asthma can occur.

Treating hay fever symptoms

Herbal remedies can minimise attacks of this seasonal allergy and are effective in different ways. Echinacea and nettles balance  and strengthen the immune system. Herbs such as elder have an astringent action, helping to dry up secretions, while chamomile and plantain contain natural antihistamines that reduce hay fever symptoms.

The number of people suffering from seasonal allergies is increasing every year. Some believe that it might be related to the food we eat and the way we live, which I think makes sense. But more on this in a different post.

Prevention is better than cure

Ideally it is best to use herbal remedies as a preventive measure for hay fever in the months funning up to Spring and Summer, rather than just as a treatment

Echinacea – This Native American plant is a natural immunity enhancer. It stabilises the histamine-producing cells and keeps white blood cells within the normal range. The roots, leaves or whole plant may be used in tonics or teas. A cup of echinacea a day boosts the immune system for the hay fever season

Garlic – Herbalists recommend adding garlic to your diet one to two months before the hay fever season. It contains B-Group vitamins that have immune boosting properties

Related Posts:

Herbs for Hay Fever part 1

Herbs for Hay Fever part 2

Thank you for reading πŸ™‚ Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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    24th April 2015 at 7:01 am

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  2. shoveitmag.com

    26th April 2015 at 8:41 pm

    interesting to see how so many use pic collage. i should try it out!

    1. daisycandle

      26th April 2015 at 9:01 pm

      yeah, I like playing around with it, I think it makes images more fun hehe

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  4. sprinklesofstyle

    9th June 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Ah hay fever can be horrendous for those people who suffer with it – I do but compared to other people I know don’t suffer too much! I’m always on the lookout for different remedies and really lovely herbal, natural and homemade things – old style but that’s how I am haha! πŸ™‚

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

  5. Anna Pawlak

    20th June 2015 at 11:08 am

    This is such a useful post! I have been experiencing hay fever and I don’t like using all those meds, so I will definitely try those natural remedies <3 x Ania

    http://aniaaniapawlak.blogspot.com

    1. daisycandle

      20th June 2015 at 11:21 am

      Glad you found it useful πŸ™‚

      xx
      Cheryl

  6. Girl Powder

    1st July 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Great post! I totally forgot about echinacea, and it works pretty well for me!

    Stephanie | Girl Powder

    1. daisycandle

      1st July 2015 at 9:10 pm

      Glad you liked it Stephanie πŸ™‚

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