Hay Fever -
Hate Spring No More!
Many people suffer in silence from allergies but hay fever is not something that you simply have to put up with! It is possible to manage your allergies naturally - and we're here to help!
Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a common condition during the Spring and Summer months due to increased grass and flower pollen in the air. Common hay fever symptoms include sneezing, sinus congestion and itchy eyes. It's not fun at all! But there are things that our practitioners can do to assist you through this time of year and to ensure that you can enjoy the lovely weather outside.
Hay fever (which is caused by an allergy) occurs due to an immune imbalance. Pharmaceutical medications may help to reduce symptoms but do not address the underlying cause.
Herbs and Nutrients to Maintain Allergies Naturally
The following herbs and nutrients may help to manage your hay fever symptoms naturally, as well as rebalancing your immune function:
*Perilla (Perilla frutescens) - A herb that is beneficial in the treatment of hay fever, asthma and sinusitis. It can be used to reduce the symptoms of allergic reactions, particularly of the upper respiratory tract.
*Albizia (Albizia lebbeck) - The anti-allergy properties of the herb albizia are helpful for hay fever, asthma, sinus congestion and allergic skin conditions such as eczema and hives. It also helps to strengthen the lungs and clear mucus.
*Quercetin - A bioflavonoid vitamin that is used for acute or chronic allergies such as hay fever, hives, and asthma. It is also a great antioxidant!
*Zinc - Plays a very important role in regulating the immune system and is a common deficiency. Optimal zinc levels are crucial in any allergy treatment.
Depending on the severity and type of symptoms you are suffering, our practitioners will be able to advise the best supplements suited for you.
How to Manage Your Hay Fever Symptoms
To help balance your immune system and help you manage your hay fever symptoms, follow these simple recommendations:
*Consider a natural supplement for allergy relief.
*Avoid any foods that are known allergens.
*Increase fruit and vegetable intake, particularly those bright in colours, such as berries and capsicum, as they contain high levels of antioxidants and nutrients.
*Avoid processed and refined foods that may contain preservatives and additives.
*Drink at least 2 litres of filtered water per day to keep the body hydrated.
For more information on how we can help you manage hay fever and other allergies, book in for a consultation with one of our practitioners today!