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Herbal Remedies for Hay Fever

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Try a range of herbal remedies that you can easily prepare at your home. Alleviate the problem of hay fever with the herbal remedies for hay fever.

1. Maintain a dust free environment

To begin with, maintaining a dust-free environment as it will save yourself dust allergy. Chronic sufferers should not let the carpets, pillows and feather quilts go unwashed for a very long period.

2. Take nettle extract

Freeze the dried nettle capsules or fresh nettle juice (1 tablespoon with juice or grape) daily as it acts as a natural antihistamine for the hay fever.

3. Try nasal irrigation

Use salty, warm water to rinse the sinus through nasal inhalation as it will reduce the symptoms of hay fever. You can even use a neti pot (like a small teapot) to pour the warm saline solution to the nostril daily twice. You can even use commercial saline nasal drops.

4. Eat beeswax, fresh honeycomb or local honey

You can obtain this from a local beekeeper and consume it on daily basis. You can do it all year round or do it a few months prior to the onset of the hay fever season. You can take a piece of honeycomb which must be around the size of a 20-cent piece at least twice daily. This will help decrease the sensitivity that is caused due to the pollens through the stimulation of the antibodies.

5. Hot Peppers

Chilli and red peppers contain an active component called capsaicin that is an important element in hot pepper. This component when eaten helps in opening the nasal passages

6. Eat garlic and ginger

Ginger is known for its natural anti-inflammatory properties which are useful for reducing the hay fever symptoms. Garlic has various anti-biotic properties as it can help prevent sinus congestion.

7. Drink fenugreek seed tea

Drink 2 to 3 cups daily prevents congestion and irritation of the sinuses and the nasal passages. These are symptoms usually associated with hay fever. For people who are suffering from hay fever, fenugreek tea can also help in preventing the infection from the upper respiratory tract.

8. Turmeric and Ginger

The combination of both these herbs can help stimulates the system, warm the digestive system and also help improve the nutrient assimilation. Many people use the combination of these herbs can help save from hay fever, allergic rhinitis, colds.

9. Peppermint

An excellent herb for releasing the mucus around the head and stuck congestion.

10. Aloe Vera

A natural cooling anti-inflammatory, soothing hot and irritated mucous membranes throughout the body. It is the most natural way of cleansing the liver as natural aloe vera gel can help in reducing the allergic response from the immune system.

11. Rose Water

Rose is a cooling inflammatory and cooling agent for the skin and the eyes. You can take it internally as a tincture or use it for spraying it on your face and in the eyes as it is effective for relieving from any kind of inflammation and itching.

12. Triphala

It is a herbal and ayurvedic formula that has proven effective for cleansing, detoxifying and cleansing the congested digestive tract. It can show great results if you take it during the night.

Other helpful tips for Hay Fever:

  • For at least 5 days drink plenty of water with grated fresh ginger or honey in it as it will help regulate digestion and digest the harmful toxins.
  • Switch to eating foods that are nourishing, warm and easy to digest example; green leafy vegetables, grains and soups.
  • Avoid all kind of substances that can produce mucus such as dairy and sugar products
  • Avoid having cold foods such as iced water and salads. Consuming cold foods will create stagnation and reduce the digestive capacity of the body.

Conclusion

Herbal Remedies for Hay Fever can help in getting rid of all the symptoms and provide instant relief. Unlike other treatments, herbal remedies do not show quick results, but they are the most effective and give no side effects. With the herbal remedies, you can be struck down the unwanted symptoms that include blocked nose, streaming eyes, and sneezing problems.

Sukhwinder Singh
He is one of the renowned doctors in the field of Ayurveda, who heads the team of 35+ doctors. He runs Arogyam Allergy Centre, which has over the years helped unlimited people by treating their problems with a holistic approach.

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