Natural Remedies for Hay Fever
Natural remedies for Hay Fever
Hay fever is a very common condition found in one in five people and it usually become a problem between late March and early September when pollen count tends to be at its highest. Hay fever is caused by a fine powder found in plants that is used for their reproduction cycle, it can cause the eyes, nose, throat and sinuses to be irritated.
Symptoms of Hay Fever
Hay Fever symptoms may sometimes resemble that of a cold which includes; a runny nose, and sneezing. Beyond that, symptoms include: itchy eyes, nose ears and mouth, headaches, loss of smell. But unlike cold symptoms tend to last for weeks. Here are some natural remedies we can recommend for battling Hay fever:
Dr. Benno Brinkhaus conducted a study with three groups included a control group. The group that undertook 12 sessions of acupuncture reported having less symptoms of hay fever and depended less on antihistamines.
Rubbing Vaseline around the nose and eye are can prevent symptoms of hay fever by trapping the pollen released by plants before it reaches the eyes and nose.
Adding essential oils to a cream or lotion of your choice and massaging it on the side of the nose, temples and forehead. For every 30ml of carrier base use 5 drops of essential oil. The essential oils that can be used to battle hay fever include Basil, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme Sweet.
Incorporating herbal tea into your diet is easy and low cost. Certain teas that can be used against hay fever are green tea, chamomile, elderflower, ginger, peppermint and anise to improve symptoms.