Is Hay Fever ruining your Spring?
Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a condition typified by allergic reactions to tree, grass or weed pollens that is at its worst during hay fever ‘season’, May to July. Sufferers might experience sneezing, itching and a runny nose and maybe red and watering eyes. When exposed to an allergen, the body’s immune system overreacts and releases chemicals, such as histamine, which in turn cause inflamation and irritation to the lining of the eyes, nose and throat.
Herbal remedies for hay fever usually include Chamomile, which is useful in reducing the symptoms of hay fever: soak two pads of cotton wool in cooled Chamomile infusion and place on your eyelids for up to ten minutes to soothe sore, itchy eyes. An infusion of Eyebright can be enjoyed up to three times per day and can be used as an anti-inflammatory for hay fever and allergy related symptoms.
Hayfever Relief Spray by Weleda
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The misery of sneezes, itchy, red and watery eyes and blocked nose can be helped with this quick-application oral spray.
Latin name: Euphrasia spp.
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…alternatively make your own Herbal Poultice or eye drops with our organic dried Eyebright
Comfrey Balm by Herbfarmacy
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Herbfarmacy claim this soothing Comfrey Balm is an excellent pollen barrier when applied around the nostrils