Top 3 Herbal Remedies for Hay Fever
Sneezing, watery eyes and stuffed or runny nose are symptoms difficult to keep under control especially in spring, when allergens such as pollen are everywhere.
Use mild herbal remedies for hay fever to ease these symptoms.
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What is hay fever cause?
Hay fever (allergic rhinosinusitis) is an immune system overreaction to inspired airborne particles. Hayfever is a seasonal form of allergic rhinitis.
In this case, your immune system protects you aggresively from pollen, mold, dust mites, dust or fluff. The immune system produces Immunoglobulin E (IgE), a class of antibody, which attaches to certain cells in the body, such as those in the respiratory system, and causes them to release histamine.
Histamine is responsible for inducing hay fever symptoms such as sneezing, extra mucus, inflammation, runny nose and itchy eyes and throat.
While there are many antihistamine drugs available on the market, they have many side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, headache, stomach upset, trouble sleeping, nervousness, loss of appetite, cardiac problems.
In these cases you may want to use more milder herbal remedies for hay fever.
Top herbal remedies for hay fever
#1 Pansy (Viola tricolor) ~ a flower for allergies!
Pansy is one of the herbal remedies for hay fever that should not miss from your cabinet. This powerful anti-allergic herb has good results both in preventing and in stopping an allergic reaction.
For pollen and dust allergy follow a treatment with pansy for at least 3 weeks. Ideally, you should follow it for 1-3 months.
Make an infusion from 1 teaspoon of pansy in 1 cup boiling water. Drink 2-4 cups of tea per day, on an empty stomach. Alternatively, take 1 tablespoon every 3 hours.
Try making steam inhalations or nasal washes with pansy infusion.
You can also take pansy tincture. 30 drops (1 teaspoon of tincture) diluted in 100 ml of water, 3 times a day. See what works for you.
#2 Black Currant is considered "natural cortisone". Use this herbal remedy for hay fever (allergic rhinosinusitis), allergic asthma, rashes and bronchopulmonary diseases.
Make yourself a fresh black currant buds tea. Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of buds. Let steep for 15-20 minutes, then strain. Drink 1-2 cups of tea per day.
If you want, you can use this infusion to make inhalations and nasal washes.
Another more convenient way to use it is black currant bud extract. Put 40 drops in a teacup with water and drink it in the morning, 15 minutes before breakfast.
Also take birch buds extract in the evening. Put 40 drops in water and drink it in the evening, for 30 days .
Black currant buds extract is recommended for all types of allergies, because it has anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, immunostimulating properties and increases the corticosteroids level.
#3 Yarrow has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and also acts as a bronchodilator and bronchial expectorant. These properties make it effective in treating hay fever.
Make infusion with 1 teaspoon of yarrow in 1 cup boiling water. Drink 2 cups daily.
Use this infusion to make inhalations (2 times per day) and nasal washes.
Warning: Yarrow can cause allergies in people sensitive to this herb. Before starting treatment, test the infusion on a small portion of the body.
Also, due to strong active substances, the internal use of this plant requires much attention. Do not use it for too long because it can cause stomach problems.
Natural remedies that work for some people, have no effect, or the contrary, aggravate this condition in others. Proceed with caution when trying a new natural remedy and see what really works for you.
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