#36alive 115: Prevent + Relieve Hayfever Naturally

Honey+Bee+-+Honeycomb+YellowIf you’re not quite full of the joys of Spring, it could be because hayfever is making you feel congested, itchy, tired and as though you’ve had a cold for months…

While there are all sorts of pills and patches that swear they’ll save you from the Springtime sniffles, they often come with even mild side effects, and they’re not exactly natural. SO, we thought we’d share one way you can naturally cure the symptoms of hayfever, and one way to prevent it from returning next year.

Ease Your Symptoms: Grapefruit, Ginger and Lemon Juice

orange-lemon-grapefruit-tangerine-slices-16702196Squeeze the juice of 1 grapefruit and 1 lemon into a cup, add a pinch of ground ginger or a table spoon of fresh grated ginger mix with honey. Drink this and breathe deep as your symptoms subside! Ginger is a natural antihistamine, and the sharpness of he grapefruit and lemon help to relieve congestion. This is also a great drink to help strengthen the immune system.

Prevent Hayfever Next Spring: Eat Local Honey

honey-625_625x421_41461133357Honey has all sorts of benefits, including aiding in digestion, providing an energy boost, relieving gastrointestinal issues, soothing a sore throat, regulating blood sugar, and even aiding in healing wounds and burns when used topically.

Another brilliant benefit of the golden gloop is its ability to help prevent hayfever, as the pollen in the honey desensitises the body’s reaction to pollen in the air, meaning that if you increase the amount of honey in your diet, your symptoms are likely to be far less severe the next time hayfever season rolls around. The most effective results often come from eating local honey, which will made you more immune to the pollen in your area. For the superfood fanatics, there’s also bee pollen, which contains an abundance of free 8-Benefits-of-Bee-Pollen-600x399form amino acids, and is approximately 40% protein.

Let us know how this works for you!


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