The Best Herbs to Fight Allergies & Hay Fever Symptoms: Reduce Sneezing, Congestion & Sore Throat
Posted Sep 13 2008 11:47pm
Spring has sprung! The flowers are blooming in parks all over the country and pollen, grass, ragweed and other allergen levels are high.
So, I have some spring allergy advice.... the best way to combat allergy and hay fever season, apart from never setting foot outside, is to utilize anti-inflammatory, decongestant and astringent herbs to help calm and ease the overflow of mucus and sneezing.
I have perfected the best way to fight allergies and hay fever! Each year I buy local organic honey and I also use blend of liquid herbs in my daily allergy relief routine. I use Eyebright, Goldenseal, Hoseradish root, nettle seed and yarrow flower - I'm lucky in that Herb Pharm products a 1 oz bottle that combines these powerful allergy relieving herbs.
Why & How Do These Herbs Fight Allergies:
Eyebright - acts as an anti-inflammatory and antihistamine to mucous membranes of the eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, throat and bronchi. Use for Coughs, hoarseness, headache, conjunctivitis (pink eye), earache and sinusitis.
Goldenseal Rhizome & Rootlets - is a stimulating astringent, tonifies mucous membranes. Stomach tonic and digestive bitters; improves apppetitie and digestion; promotes peristaltic action and muscular tone of stomach and intestines; promotes bile production. Antibacterial and antifungal. Use for sinuses, bronchial irritations and colitis.
Horseradish Root - acts as an antibiotic, antiseptic and works as a nasal and bronchial dlator and local irritant. Helps clenase the sinuses.
Nettle seed - a nutritive, alternative tonic. Antihistamine and anti-inflammatory; moderates allergic response and reactions. Astringent to mucous membranes. Use for chronic inflammations and excessive mucous discharge.
Yarrow Flower - astringent and hemostatic; vascular tonic. Diaphoretic and antifever. Excellent for inducing sweat and lowering fevers especially for colds and flus.