There are lots of things you can do with home remedies to help your hayfever symptoms, improve the strength and reduce the irritation of the mucous membranes of the nose and upper respiratory tract.
It’s best to start your hayfever regime about February/March each year. This is because you want to start to prepare the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract for the pollens etc.
A HERBALIST WOULD CHOSE REMEDIES TO:
Protect, tone and soothe and reduce inflammation of the mucous membranes
Reduce catarrh production and reduce allergic tendency
Reduce general systemic toxicity
However you can do a lot for yourself without visiting for a Herbal Consultation.
You can use things that are growing in your garden or you can get from the shops that might help you control your symptoms to some degree.
- Honey:-Take a spoonful of a local honey for several weeks prior to and during hay fever season to desensitize you to the pollen in your area.
- Decongesting the respiratory system, add a spoonful of vinegar to a glass of water and sip throughout the day.
- Anti histamine action=clove tea (take 2/3 cloves and soak in boiled water for 5 mins before drinking)
- Chamomile essential oil can be used as anti-histamine, use a few drops in a steam inhalation to have an anti-allergenic effect.
- Nettle leaves– gather fresh nettle leaves (not from the roadside) wash and make a tea with them for an anti-allergenic effect and to help reduce catarrh.
Give some of these a go to help take control of your hayfever this year x