Natural hayfever remedies can reduce the symptoms quickly, providing relief in those emergency moments or even, as a long term solution.
As Hayfever affects the mucous membranes in the nose and sinuses, the throat, eyes and palate too, these are the areas you need to treat. Grass, tree and plant pollens cause the inflammatory reactions which stimulate the immune system, and this is made worse other irritants such as chemicals and dust.
Symptoms such as the embarrassing runny nose, germ-spreading sneezing or uncomfortable itching will disappear fast. Even the congestion and coughing which come with them can be helped naturally. You don’t need to spend money every week on those packs of 7 or 14 day antihistamine tablets – just open your food cupboards instead!
Treating Hayfever With Herbs!
There are many herbs and teas which are said to have excellent hayfever-treating properties. The key is to mix and match and find the combination which works best for you.
Chamomile – get some chamomile leaves or buy some oil and mix it with lemon oil, then smear it on a tissue and breathe in often during the day.
Green tea – is well known to block the production of histamine and is actually one of the best natural remedies for protecting the immune system too.
Ginger – grate some ginger in tea and mix with raw local honey. This will help with any sinus congestion and again works to strengthen the immune system and as a natural antihistamine.
Green tea blocks the production of histamine and is one of the best homemade remedies for building the immune system.
Peppermint – get some peppermint tea to relieve any nasal and sinus congestion you may have. If you leave it to go cold before drinking, this will sooth the coughing which also can be a symptom.
As some herbs can react with certain medication, please check with your GP before taking anything regularly or changing your meds in any way.
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