Here are some ideas if you are looking for a natural remedy for your hay fever. It seems quite a few people are suffering with their hay fever a bit earlier this year, which must be to do with the spell of warm weather we had last week. I noticed a post on Facebook a few days ago; someone asking for natural/holistic remedies to help with hay fever. There were some really fab suggestions which I’m going to repeat here, so if you want to investigate any of them further you can. I’ve not tried many of them, except of course the essential oils and the local honey. Please consult your GP if you are really struggling; I’m just listing these options in case you are interested in taking the natural route:
1. Make sure you have enough zinc in your diet. I found more info on this here: http://www.webmd.boots.com/allergies/features/best-diet-for-allergies-and-hayfever?page=2
2. Try to eat lots of vitamin C and drink plenty of water.
3. Homoeopathic sabadilla is good for allergic symptoms of pollen, dust mites etc. Go to http://www.britishhomeopathic.org/ to find a homeopath near you.
4. A blend of Roman Chamomile, eucalyptus, lemon and lavender essential oils. If you have these oils at home, put 2 drops of each in your in a diffuser or a bowl of warm water, then inhale the steam. Alternatively, you can try my essential oil blend (see my new product here: Hafever Blend).
5. Drinking chamomile tea with a few drops of added lemon juice.
6. Don’t throw away the chamomile tea bags, pop them in the fridge, then use them later the same day to lie on your itchy eyes; so cooling and refreshing.
7. Local honey, as local as possible. There is so much evidence to suggest that this is a really effective way of alleviating hay fever symptoms, here’s some more info I found:
“Honey cures hay fever through a process called “desensitization”. The patient takes 2 tablespoons of honey every day. This is done in the 2 or 3 months preceding hay fever season. Honey contains traces of pollen. However, this is the heavy-grained type of pollen which doesn’t trigger allergies in the human body. This desensitizes the body to local pollen, so that the pollen does not trigger allergic reactions in the patient come hay fever season. ‘Local’ honey is that which has been made by bees close to the area where the patient dwells. This is because the sufferer may be allergic to a specific type of pollen in the area where he lives.” Taken from http://www.hayfeversolutions.com/local-honey-a-allergies.html
Find local honey here: http://www.honeybeehive.co.uk/honey/suppliers/
8. Drinking green tea may help; apparently it stops the body producing histamine and increases general immunity.
9. Many therapists say that the Bowen Technique is very effective at getting rid of the symptoms of hay fever. Normally you will need 3 treatments. Go to http://www.bowen-technique.co.uk/ to find out more or find a therapist near you.
10. Put a good amount of lip balm under your nose, it stops the pollen even getting up your nose as it traps it. Make sure you are using a good, natural lip balm (try mine: https://www.lj-natural.com/product/honey-beeswax-organic-lipbalm/ )
I hope you might find some of these natural remedy hay fever suggestions useful. With all health issues, I always find a combination of a few things gives you the best opportunity to manage and minimise symptoms.
Good luck and let me know how you get on. Pop over to my shop page to have a look at Hayfever Essential Oil Blend. Thanks for reading.