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Tips for reducing hay fever symptoms

What is Hay Fever?

Hay fever is a common allergic reaction which occurs at particular times of the year. It is known as seasonal rhinitis, sharing symptoms with perennial (year round) allergic rhinitis, but occurring as a reaction to pollen from grass, trees and weeds during the early spring and summer months. It can affect both adults and children.

Grass pollen is the most common allergen (May to July), but tree (February to June) and weed (June to September) pollen can also cause the allergic reaction we know as hay fever.

What Are the Symptoms?

  • Itchy eyes/ throat
  • Sneezing, blocked/runny nose
  • Watering, red eyes (allergic conjunctivitis)
  • Headaches, blocked sinuses
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tiredness
  • The sensation of mucus running down the back of the throat, which can also be a symptom, is called ‘post-nasal drip’.

These symptoms may become more severe when the pollen count is high.

The Bach Flower remedies offer a great solution for hay fever sufferers, for example:

Beech Fagus Sylvatica Beech is the primary flower essence for all
things intolerant. It helps calm nerves and over reaction to substances. It can be used topically for hives, eczema or itching.
Cherry PlumPrunus Cerasifera This is the remedy for handling an
type of loss of control and for its ability to quiet a cough.
Crab AppleMalus Pumila This flower essence is the cleansing remedy for toxins, pathogens, and negativity.
GorseUlex Europaeus Recovery from illness cannot even begin if one
doesn’t believe they can recover or heal. Gorse has an ability to restore
the belief in healing and recovery.
OliveOlea Europaea Addresses the lack of vitality or exhaustion felt
from allergies.
WalnutJuglans Regia Walnut is the essence for all outside influences such as people, toxicity, allergens, and negativity in general. This remedy
helps to protect from microbes or environmental sensitivity.
WillowSalix Vitellina This is the remedy of choice for helping to rid
pus and mucous especially the throaty phlegm coughs or congestion. It
also helps to calm some of the symptoms of over reactivity from allergies.

I would be delighted to prepare a Hay Fever remedy for you, using the above essences. Just drop an email to: and I can get that organised. A 30 ml blend is £16.00 and should last between 2 to 4 weeks.