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October 2020 (Vol. 5 Issue 7)

The Best Natural Hayfever Remedies
About the author: 
Joanna Evans

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Looking to manage your hay fever without drugs this year? Check out these alternative solutions for seasonal sniffles

Nothing to sniff at: The Best Natural Hayfever Remedies

Looking to manage your hay fever without drugs this year? Check out these alternative solutions for seasonal sniffles

Go with tradition

A.Vogel Pollinosan Hayfever Tablets, £9.75 (120 tablets); tel: 0845 608 5858

These homeopathic tablets from Swiss brand A. Vogel contain seven tropical herbs—including Ammi visnaga, Larrea mexicana, Luffa operculata and Galphimia glauca—at the various homeopathic potencies traditionally used to treat hay fever and other airborne allergies. Homeopathic Galphimia Glauca actually has some impressive scientific evidence that it works—over and above a placebo.1 It's also naturopath and WDDTY panel member Dr Harald Gaier's go-to remedy for hay fever. A Pollinosan nasal spray, using the same herbs but in extract form, is also available.

Balmy days

HayMax Organic Drug-Free Allergen Barrier Balm—Pure, £6.99 (5 mL); tel: 01525 406 600

This multi-award-winning balm is a blend of sunflower oil and beeswax that you apply to the base of the nose to reduce the amount of pollen entering the body. In two independent trials by the National Pollen & Aerobiology Research Unit at the University of Worcester, the use of HayMax was found to trap significantly more pollen than an uncoated nostril (see As well as this Pure formula, HayMax is also available in three other blends: one with frankincense essential oil, one with lavender essential oil and one with aloe vera juice powder. All are 100 per cent natural, certified organic, and suitable for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Clear the air

HoMedics AR29A True HEPA Air Purifier, £169.99; tel: 01453 752 216

Air purifiers are often recommended for hay fever sufferers—they can trap pollen particles in indoor air, so they're not floating about triggering sneezes and sniffles. This model, which has the British Allergy Foundation's seal of approval, is said to remove 99.97 per cent of the particles that can cause breathing issues, including those from pollen, dust, animal dander and cigarette smoke, while spreading clean, filtered air around the room. Position it at your bedside for improved air while you sleep.

Feel the pressure

Airtight International Qu-Chi Acupressure Band, from £12

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for hay fever.2 But if you don't have the time or budget for weekly sessions, you could try this acupressure band instead. This class-I medical device was developed by acupuncturist Andrew Broch to apply pressure to the Large Intestine 11 (LI-11) acupoint at the elbow. Stimulation of this point, acupuncturists believe, helps free the energy pathways to the sinuses, nose and throat. The band was a top-selling product on Amazon last year; simply wear it on your arm as need be.

Winning combination

Terranova Quercetin Nettle Complex, £14 (50 vegicaps); tel: 0800 043 5566

This complex contains a blend of nutrients and herbs useful for combatting hay fever symptoms. There's quercetin and vitamin C, both of which can suppress the release of histamine;3 bromelain and turmeric, two natural anti-inflammatories;4 and nettle leaf extract, found to be effective for hay fever in a clinical trial.5 Like all Terranova products, it also contains the brand's signature absorption-enhancing 'Magnifood Complex'—but no fillers, binders or other additives.




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