Hay Fever – Natural symptomatic relief

I was in Down to Earth health food shop in Dublin city a couple of weeks ago, when a fellow shopper came in looking for anti-histamine. On being told she couldn’t get it in a health food shop but would at the nearby chemist she said all the chemists in town were sold out! Its unbelievable to think about the number of people who must now be suffering with hay fever for the city to sell out of anti-histamine! She was desperate for relief for her itchy red eyes. She was told about Homeopathic remedies that were available in the Homeopathic dispensary in the shop and she decided to give them a go.

There are a number of remedies traditionally used for acute hay fever symptoms and usually a mixture is made up after a consultation, picking those remedies* most closely associated with the symptoms.

Eyes: watery bland discharge. Eyelids: burning; swollen

Allium Cepa
Eyes: red; watery; burning
Nose: sneezing; watery burning discharge

Mouth: itching of the palate can extend to the throat and ears
Throat: tickling

Nat Mur
Eyes: burning watery discharge; Eyelids: swollen
Nose: sneezing, watery

Eyes: red; watery
Nose: sneezing, watery

Mixed pollens
Made from a variety of pollens from plants, trees and various grasses

Dosage: For acute hayfever. Take a tablet as required for up to 6 doses, stopping on improvement.

These remedies are traditionally used for acute relief only. For treatment for the tendency to allergy, a programme of treatment prescribed by the Homeopath is made during the off season.

*Source: Homeopathic Materia Medica by William Boericke M.D.