Natural remedies to help relieve and prevent hay fever
- Red eyes
- Itchy sore eyes
- Watery eyes
- Scratchy sore throat
- Runny nose
- Blocked nose
I think we all enjoy spring and summer time when the days are longer and brighter, the sun shining. We tend to spend a lot more time outdoors and generally enjoying life more.
BUT if you suffer with hay fever, this time of the year can be a nuisance. Leaving you dreading this time of the year.
So I’ve put together some natural remedies to help you in this post.
The most common pollen allergies are grass pollen starts May to August.
Tree pollen allergies can start as early as February to June.
Local honey is best, consuming honey exposes you to pollen, helping your body to form a tolerance naturally.
A teaspoon of honey helps at alleviating symptoms of hay fever.
Why not put a teaspoon in a drink or use in food as to sweeten rather than sugar.
Camomile, ginger, nettle, peppermint, green tea, liquorice teas contain antioxidants and natural antihistamines.
Garlic & onion
Both garlic and onions contain anti-allergen properties, making them great to reduce the symptoms of hay fever.
Healthy gut is an essential for a strong immune system. Eat foods like – kefir yogurt, bone broth, gelatin and fermented foods.
Vitamin D supports a healthy gut bacteria, which supports the immune system – which helps to ward off hay fever symptoms. Spend time out doors every day to boost vitamin D.
Spicey chilli peppers
Chilli peppers help to widen the air ways, which makes breathing easier.
A natural anti-inflammatory – helps to relieve symptoms.
Tuna, mackeral, salmon are rich in omega 3 fatty acid which helps to reduce inflamation.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated as the body produces more histamine when its dehydrated, making symptoms worse. Drinking plenty of water helps with the detox process too, to clear pollen much quicker from the body.
Cut down on mucus forming foods
Cut down on mucus forming foods such as dairy, sugar and starch.
Coconut oil barrier
Use coconut oil as a barrier balm to help trap pollen before it gets up your nose. Apply some around the nostrils but not up the nose.
Wearing sunglasses helps to protect the eyes not only from the bright sun but pollen also – and you look cool too 😉
I hope you enjoyed my post
And I hope it helped, let me know in the comments.
Love Marie x