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  • Writer's pictureNicola Frum

Hayfever Part 1: My top five tips for relieving hayfever naturally

Are you already suffering with intolerable hayfever symptoms?

The hayfever season starts at different times for different people depending on which pollens you are allergic to. If you are not getting relief from antihistamines or they are making you drowsy, or if you simply prefer a natural route to managing your hayfever, then these tips are for you.

1. Restore the correct balance of the mineral cell salts in your body.

In the 19th century Dr. Wilhelm Schuessler, a prominent doctor, biochemist and homeopath, conducted research and established that there are 12 minerals present in all cells of the body and that these minerals are essential for good health. New Era Combination H Tissue Salts contain a combination of cell salts for healthy mucous membranes. These salts may be deficient or out of balance in those suffering with hayfever and can be helpful to take throughout the hayfever season. Please note that this product contains lactose, so contact me for an alternative if you are lactose intolerant.

2. Soothe sore, itchy, red eyes with a natural eye bath.

The Eyebright plant has been used for centuries in the treatment of eye complaints. You can buy it in tincture form (liquid) and add a few drops to an eye bath with cooled boiled water to bathe your eyes whenever needed, often bringing fast relief. Some products use its botanical name instead; Euphrasia Officinalis - this is the same as Eyebright.

3. Eat local honey.

There are many different tree, flower and grass pollens that can trigger hayfever. Eating raw honey produced locally to you can expose you to traces of the pollens that are prevalent where you live, and eating it regularly over a period of time could help to build up your resistance to these pollens. Research into this subject suggests that you need to eat large quantities of honey to have a positive impact on your hayfever, so I hope you like it a lot!

4. Keep the windows closed.

This might seem like an obvious one, but when the sun is shining and it's hot inside it is really tempting to open all the windows. Unfortunately, this maintains your exposure to pollens even when you are inside, so keep windows closed as much as possible and use fans to keep cool instead. This will reduce your exposure to pollens, which in turn will lessen your hayfever symptoms. This is a particularly difficult one at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the desire to keep rooms well ventilated.

5. Consult a homeopath, especially in Winter!

You can certainly visit your homeopath whilst you are suffering from hayfever and they will select the best remedy for you based on your specific symptoms. There are many different homeopathic remedies for hayfever, so it is best to find the one that is the right match for you. This will differ from person to person. However, the best time to consult a homeopath for hayfever is during the winter. This is when they will be able to take your full case history and prescribe remedies for you as a whole person, including your predisposition to hayfever, in order to gradually reduce your sensitivity and the severity of your symptoms in the future.

Coming soon....

Hayfever Part 2: How to select the best homeopathic remedy for you

Natural remedies for hayfever

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