Health Magazine

Seven Tips to Combat Hayfever Naturally

By Juliepen @Julie_Penfold
Getting_outdoors

Hayfever is a common seasonal allergy that causes discomfort and disruption to one in four people. As peak season is about to start as we move into May, I've delved into my previous features research on allergies to put together some handy tips to help you naturally combat your body against hayfever.

1. Quercetin is a natural antihistamine found in a number of food sources such as apples, green and black tea, plus red onion and garlic. The latter two must be eaten raw for maximum effect. 

2. Allicin - garlic has the added boost of its active ingredient allicin and is very effective in easing hayfever, asthma and related allergies.

3. Bromelain is an enzyme found naturally in yummy fresh pineapple that acts quickly to interrupt inflammatory responses and alleviate symptoms quickly.

4. Avoid trigger foods - nutritional expert Jenny Logan advises reducing histamine-rich foods in your diet such as cheese, coffee, red wine, chocolate and beer as they can all aggravate the histamine response and worsen hayfever symptoms.

5. Nettle - drink nettle tea or eat nettle soup to help with clearing catarrh and phlegm.

6. Flower aid - chamomile and elderflower both share a number of anti-allergic properties to help with irritation. Elderflower is anti-catarrhal and helps to dry mucus from inflamed nasal passages, while helping to ease congestion in the head and lungs. Chamomile helps to reduce allergies, anxiety and aids sleep. It can also help to boost the immune system with regular consumption.

Quick relief for itchy eyes: place chilled chamomile teabags onto the eyes to reduce soreness and itching.

7. Acupuncture can also be useful in helping to reduce hayfever symptoms as regular acupuncture sessions can help to stimulate the body's own healing response.

And from personal try and buy experience, I have found HayMax, the all-natural drug-free pollen barrier balm very effective. Feel free to share any additional natural tips that work for you...


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Practical Tips for Fasting

    Practical Tips Fasting

    We've dealt extensively with the science of fasting earlier, but sometimes there are many practical considerations that need exploring, too. Fasting, like... Read more

    By  Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Insulin Causes Insulin Resistance

    Insulin Causes Resistance

    Laura was only 25 when she was diagnosed with an insulinoma, a rare tumor that secretes abnormally large amounts of insulin in the absence of any other... Read more

    By  Dietdoctor
    HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Healing from Injury with Yoga

    Healing from Injury with Yoga

    by Ramona PittmanRamona Pittman, Age 56A lifelong commitment to health is central to who I am. Yes, I mean that in relation to my own health, but also in... Read more

    By  Ninazolotow
    FITNESS, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING
  • 7 Simple and Effective Yoga Poses for Flat Tummy

    Simple Effective Yoga Poses Flat Tummy

    Physical strain is replaced by mental strain which is the main reason for lack of fitness and many other problems like tummy. Many people do rigorous exercise t... Read more

    By  Rojer
    HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING
  • Why High Blood Sugar Is Not the Problem

    High Blood Sugar Problem

    The current treatment approach for type 2 diabetes is based on the blood glucose paradigm. Under this paradigm, most of the toxicity of T2D is due to the high... Read more

    By  Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Short Fasting Regimens – up to 24 Hours

    Short Fasting Regimens Hours

    This post is about shorter fasting periods - up to 24 hours. There are many different fasting regimens. Let's be very clear to start, though. There is simply... Read more

    By  Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Sugar Is the New Tobacco, So Let’s Treat It That Way

    Sugar Tobacco, Let’s Treat That

    I was recently asked to speak at the UK parliamentary "Sugar Summit." This event was convened by Rend Platings, a mother so disturbed by England's chief... Read more

    By  Dietdoctor
    HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING