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Herbal Hayfever Help

Spring is a beautiful time of year, we all look forward to more light and warmth in the day and the pretty little blossoms that start to come out. But with that can come the characteristic watery and itchy eyes, headaches and sneezing that mark hay fever.

This truly irritating immune response occurs when an immune cell called a mast cell releases histamine. Caused by a reaction to substance in the air that we inhale or foods we consume, it can be set off when the grasses and plants begin to pollinate more heavily in response to the warmer weather.

Reducing your exposure to these substances isn’t always possible, without relocating so here are a few natural remedies you can do to keep your symptoms at bay.

Firstly, I suggest you do some liver support so that your body can effectively remove the antigen-antibody complexes that are formed in response to an allergen. B vitamins, Milk Thistle and Turmeric can help here. Turmeric is also a powerful anti-inflammatory actions and anti-histamine effects.

Secondly,

  • Vitamin C and bioflavonoids daily have anti histamine properties. Take 1-2gms daily.
  • Use garlic and horseradish in cooking.
  • Drink 2 cups of fenugreek herb a day
  • Bee pollen in honey can assist in desensitising your body to the pollens in the air. The bees from your local area will be pollinating the plants around you that are causing you problems so make sure you choose a local honey.
  • Herbs such as Baical Skullcap and Albizzia are effective anti-allergy herbs.