5 natural cures for the symptoms of hay feverBy Olivia Hillier - General Wellbeing
During the spring and summer months many, many people suffer from the symptoms of hay fever, our eyes run, they become irritated and itchy. We find ourselves constantly sneezing, blowing and rubbing our nose. It is not the most fun thing when all you want to do is enjoy the warmer months outdoors.
Hay fever happens when air particles enter the body and combine with immune cells called immunoglobulins. From there a chemical reaction happens reacting in the release of histamine and then bam here comes the hay fever symptoms.
So how can you reduce your symptoms and effects of hay fever without the need to overdose on antihistamines?
1: Bentonite Clay
Bentonite clay has a negative charge therefore it can attract positively charged particles. Toxins within the body that may be causing allergic reactions can be drawn to the clay and excreted from the body. Have bentonite clay as a drink, and a teaspoon into a large glass of water or add it into your favourite smoothie.
Watermelon is an excellent natural detoxifier for the human body. A short watermelon and lemon juice fast can help eliminate the body from allergies.
3: Eliminate high inflammatory foods
Eliminating high inflammatory foods such as sugar, wheat and dairy helps the body’s natural detoxification processes, increase immunity and its ability to deal with allergens.
4: Eat more garlic and ginger
Eat more ginger and garlic. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory, helpful for reducing hay fever symptoms. Garlic contains antibiotic properties and can help prevent sinus congestion.
5: Reduce the amount of high chemical cleaners and topical products
Eliminating or reducing the amount of high chemical and artificial products throughout your home such as cleaners and skincare once again reduced the amount of toxins that the body absorbs, improves detoxification processes and the ability to deal with allergens.
When choosing cleaners or soaps search for natural brands free of artificial scents and colours to also assist with the irritation or inflammation of any allergens present in the body.