Herbs for Hay Fever Part 1
Several herbs have anti inflammatory and astringent properties, acting as natural antihistamines to receive the symptoms of hay fever.
- Eyebright – This may be used as a dried herb or liquid tincture. Eyebright tightens and soothes mucus membranes, drying up secretions. It also has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Eyebright dried up mucus and reduces inflammation.
- Cudweed – This herb has many helpful properties for receiving the symptoms of hay fever. It reduces catarrh and also has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, both of which help to ease irritating symptoms. Cudweed can be prepared as a tea and taken daily. It is also a recommended ingredient for a steam inhalation for asthma sufferers.
- Chamomile – Infusions of chamomile tea, drunk daily, can soothe the symptoms of hay fever. Rich in anti-inflammatory agents, chamomile is gentle enough for children. Chamomile essential oil is also beneficial; it contains chamazule, which has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile has a soothing effect on hay fever.