How to Treat Hay Fever Using Home Remedies
Hay fever can be torture for sufferers. Hay fever usually occurs during spring and autumn, when wind-blown pollen is in the air. People who are more sensitive to allergies will suffer the most from hay fever. Pollen, mold, dust, ragweed, pet dander and grass are all allergens that will cause hay fever. The symptoms of hay fever include repeated and prolonged sneezing, stuffy and watery nose, redness and itchy eyes, watery eyes, itchy nose, throat, mouth and ears, and breathing difficulties. Hay fever can cause other health problems, such as chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps and asthma. People who suffer from hay fever should see a doctor, but there are also ways to treat hay fever at home and ease the symptoms.
Steep 1 tsp. of fenugreek seeds in 1 cup of water and cover for 10 minutes. Drink this mixture of fenugreek and water every day to help relieve the symptoms.
Take the peelings from a grapefruit and lemon and simmer them in a little bit of water. Cover for about 10 minutes. Sweeten the mixture with honey if preferred and eat 1 tsp. one to three times a day.
Take an herbal tea bath. Choose two or three herbs, such as calendula flowers, lavender flowers, eyebright flowers or German chamomile, which can be found at any health food store. Blend the herbs you choose to make 1/4 cup. Add the blended herb mixture to 4 cups of water and allow it to steep overnight. The following day, bring the herbal tea mixture to a boil, cover with a lid and remove from the stove. Allow the herbal tea to sit and cool for 15 minutes, strain and add to your bathwater. Soaking in an herbal tea bath and preparing it the day before will help calm and soothe your immune system and ease hay fever symptoms.
Drink 18 oz. of hot coffee. The caffeine is a potent decongestant and, because it is hot, it will help open your airways for easier breathing. Hot coffee can also help asthma sufferers.