Learn how to use natural remedies to combat hayfever symptoms such as itchy, streaming, red eyes, sneezing, and runny noses. My recommended top tips include the use of herbal medicines, foods and supplements.
Key herbs include: Nettles – great for alleviating the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Can be picked, washed and steamed like spinach, juiced, eaten as a soup or simply drunk as a herbal tea. Nettle is also a good source of minerals such as iron.
Elderflower and Chamomile are also both effective anti-allergy herbs, perfect for soothing irritation and inflammation and can be used as herbal teas or tinctures for allergy relief.
Itchy streaming eyes can benefit greatly from the herb eyebright and bilberry extracts. Bilberry works to strengthen the blood vessels of the eyes and eyebright reduces red eyes, itchiness and inflammation by supporting the mucosal lining. Goldenseal can also help to minimise irritation and support the mucosal lining.