Stop Hay Fever with Home Remedies

January 24, 2016

We call it “hay fever,” but there is rarely any fever, and the cause isn’t necessarily hay. The term “hay fever” refers to an allergic reaction to airborne plant particles, fungal spores, or pollen.

Hay fever is characterized by coughing; headache; itching of nose, mouth, eyes, throat, ear, and skin; red and watery eyes; runny and stuffy nose; impaired smell; sneezing; sore throat; wheezing; fatigue; and trouble sleeping. Hay fever is more prevalent during the spring and fall seasons, but it can last the whole year.

First of all, diet matters for those who suffer bouts with hay fever. Avoiding flour, sugar, salt, and dairy products, while adding high-quality protein and drinking plenty of filtered water and herbal tea can help to reduce the frequency and intensity of hay fever symptoms. Try to avoid going out of doors in the early morning or the late evening. These are the times when the pollen count is highest also. Try to avoid closed-room situations where there is cigarette smoke or other pollutants.

But even if you are following a healthy diet and doing all you can to avoid it, hay fever can still get you. Here are a few home remedies that might help you to keep from using prescription or over-the-counter drugs with all of those undesirable side effects.

Make a tea using minced grapefruit and lemon. Add a little honey to the tea and drink it several times a day.

Boil methi seed and tulsi leaf together and drink the water that they were boiled in to relieve hay fever symptoms.

It has been reported that high doses of the vitamin B complex can help to relieve hay fever symptoms and even prevent hay fever attacks.