Natural & Herbal Remedies

There are many preventative methods you can take to help protect yourself from the allergens that cause Hay Fever. There are also several natural cures for hay fever, but everyone’s system is different so you should keep an open mind and find what works best for you.

Everyone has different reactions and is allergic to different substances. What are some natural solutions to Hay Fever (also known as Allergic Rhinitis)?

Vaseline rubbed inside the nostrils will cause pollens and irritants to get caught in your nostrils instead of traveling up into your sinuses where they will inflame and irritate.

Try to stop smoking (not only is smoking bad for your health in general, but it is also said to be linked to triggering allergies).

Use unscented cleaning supplies and soaps. Instead of having air fresheners, try using an air filter system to get rid of bad smells. Using your air conditioner in your house and in your car will help prevent pollen from entering your environment. Try to conduct outdoor activities during times when pollen levels aren’t so high. There are more pollens during the morning and the evening, so plan your outdoor activities during mid-day.

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Add fresh, dried or oil into a bowl of boiling water and inhale the fumes from the water.

To Drink: Boil up some freshly squeezed grapefruit (pulp included) and add some honey. Drink a small glass of this 2 – 3 times a day.

It has also been suggested that if you are using honey for medicinal purposes related to allergies, it is best to use a local honey which contains natural defenses against local allergy triggers.

 

Diet

You should eat a clean, healthy, and balanced diet to keep your system strong. Include Vitamin C in your diet. There are many things that you may not know that worsen your symptoms. Some of these are house plants, pets, smoke, air fresheners, dust, and cleaning supplies. If you have a blooming house plant, it may be worsening your symptoms. Dust and vacuum every day. Have one that has an allergen filter on it. Read hay fever and diet.

Homeopathic Solution

Another popular option that are natural are the homeopathic remedies. In the 1700s, homeopathy was discovered by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. He thought that conventional medicine was invasive and was full of side effects. He figured out that by diluting this chemical that gave you the symptoms of the illness itself, it would be a lot less harsh and did its work by building the body’s defenses against the illness. BioAllers, a popular brand of homeopathic allergy remedies said, “Homeopathic formulations work with the body’s natural response system to strengthen its ability to heal itself. As natural homeopathic formulations, there are no side effects or contra-indications with other medications, and will not make you drowsy. Homeopathic Hay Fever Treatments

Two famous brands that create homeopathic solutions for hay fever are BioAllers, found at www.bioallers.com, and Similasan, found at www.similasanusa.com

Pets

If you have a pet, beware of flea soaps and powders that have an ingredient called pyrethrums. Pyrethrums are from chrysanthemums and can worsen your allergies. See also, Hypoallergenic Pets (cats and dogs) and Hay Fever Tips.

The Neti Pot

The neti pot is a famous solution to clear your nasal passages and helps greatly with hay fever sufferers. The process is called Nasal Irrigation. It’s been proven to remove 80-90% of irritants, shrink swollen membranes, thin out thick, sticky secretions and expel them. You’ll use less medication and get sick less often.

Neti pot is actually very simple to use. The very first time you tried it, will seem a little weird. The salt mixed into the water helps to clear the infectious agents and allergens out of your nose. It’s sort of similar to gargling with salt water. If you wanted to make the solution stronger, you could also use a zinc solution which is available in the market. To find out more about the neti pot technique you can do a search on YouTube.com.

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The below comments were posted prior to the website being rebuilt in July 2017:

 #10 chris 2014-05-13 19:12

Have you tried Haymax yet? It’s a pollen barrier that traps pollen before it gets into your body, so your symptons diminish. Less pollen going in, less, or no, reaction.

 #9 Frank D 2013-08-15 20:04

For 30 years I have been using autohypnosis to completely control my hayfever symptoms. So that others may benefit, I have created a website to show how to use this wonderful, natural and safe technique. It’s my gift to the world. www.nomorehayfever.com

 #8 linda 2013-08-01 10:40

most fantastic product i use for my hay fever is qu chi band . i wear it around my elbow and it works something like acupuncture , with a pressure point at the fold of my arm . it also works so well for head aches. its so comfortable that i forget i have it on me . i bought it on ebay for $29 , worth every cent. and cant believe the results . so many of my friends have it also and all say that it is a brilliant product . any sufferers must must try it .

#7 Mann Matharu 2013-03-23 10:51

I was a hayfever sufferer for years until I came across NLP. My NLP practitioner used a very fast and effective, drug-free process which only took around 30 minutes and now I’m completely cured of hayfever, highly recommended if you’re looking for a life-long solution. Check out www.naturalhayfevercure.co.uk for more details!

 #6 Nora Bertram 2012-10-08 20:01

“Forever Bee Pollen tablets and Aloe Vera Gel Drink every day starting in the Autumn will not only keep hay fever away but also balances the immune system and supplies you with all necessary vit’s min’s and essential acids for very good health. If everyone drank Aloe from 1year old on it would save the NH millions every year.

-1 #5 Home Remedies 2012-02-19 13:46

Strong allopathic medicines may bring down one’s temperature fast, they often leave the patient feeling weak and drowsy. Home Remedies for Fever, on the other hand, deal with fever in a natural way.

+1 #4 hels74 2011-06-25 08:12

Hi to all you fellow hayfever sufferers! has anyone tried Aloe vera drinking gel? its estimated that 57% of sufferers have found it beneficial. Its helped me with my allergies and IBS! Ive found a product that contains the most aloe and its purist form without any artificial stabilizers.

Many of my friends and family have seen amazing benefits by taking Bee Pollen too for their hayfever and low immune system. You can find more information on the downloadable PDF’s from the online shop. Theres a 60 day refund too so no harm to give it a go! send me an email if you need any additional info at Helen@growwitha loe.co.uk
good luck! best wishes
– Helen

#3 King Follett 2011-04-29 00:38

So I started looking at plants. Being a botanist, that’s what I know best. Especially here in the SW of USA. I read herbals, books having formulas to improve health, in English and Spanish. I found and tested several remedies.

#2 King Follett 2011-04-28 13:37

My father suffered from hayfever all of his life. When I was in high school he was using local honey to reduce the symptoms. But we didn’t see any real effects. The theory of resistance build up didn’t seem to help him. So I have looked for relief elsewhere.

#1 2011-02-21 00:19

Another natural way to cure hay fever is to chew a piece of bee honey comb for at least 15 minutes 5 times daily. Relief is usually found on the first day; This cure should be followed for at least 10 days to avoid a relapse.