Now that Spring has sprung, it's time to get on top of your allergies! With more dust and pollen flying around, it's no wonder they call it allergy season! For this post, I teamed up with our Nourished Life naturopath Melanie Ruckley to help you combat those annoying symptoms. Through treating your hayfever naturally, you'll be able to breathe easier and enjoy the warm weather in no time!
Nourished Life Naturopath tips to treating hayfever!
Lower your dairy intake
If you're experiencing hayfever symptoms, our naturopath recommends trialling a lowered dairy intake. As poor gut health can contribute to allergies, dairy may be aggravating your stomach! To cleanse your digestive system, Melanie recommends Vital All-In-One Superfood Powder (formerly known as Vital Greens Superfood Powder) $32.95.
Take a hair analysis test
To determine the triggers of your hayfever symptoms you can also take a hair analysis test. This test will offer a more personalised insight into how you can treat unwanted symptoms during this time of year.
Keep your laundry clean
As dust and pollen can collect in your clothing, it's important to ensure they are washed thoroughly! For this our naturopath recommends That Red House Organic Soapberries $16.50. These natural soap berry shells can be placed in your washing machine (inside their wash bag). They're all natural and ideal for anyone with sensitive skin as they clean without leaving a chemical residue on your clothing. To learn more about Soapberries and their many uses, refer to my blog post here!
Products to treat your hayfever naturally!
Weleda Hayfever and Sinusitis Drops
Made with homeopathic ingredients including Alumen Chromicum, Gelsemium and Sabadilla, the Weleda Hayfever and Sinusitis Drops $16.95, is safe for sufferers.
Fusion Health Sinusitis Tablets
This supplement from Fusion Health has been formulated to naturally assist with uncomplicated sinusitis. The active ingredients are traditionally used in Chinese medicine to assist in the management of uncomplicated sinusitis, and may help relieve symptoms such as congestion and sinus pain/pressure and also assist in the management of hayfever.
If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Always read the label. Use only as directed. For the use of adults only.
The Kiwiherb De-Stuff liquid can be added to water or juice to help support the immune system. It contains a blend of herbs including Echinacea and Peppermint which may help ease the symptoms of the common cold.
If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Not to be used in children under two years of age without medical advice. Contains ethanol. Always read the label and use only as directed.
PPC Herbs Sinus Plex
Another option is the PPC Herbs Sinus Plex oral liquid $32.95, which uses traditional herbs in both Western herbal and Chinese traditional medicine including Skullcap and Licorice which may help relieve symptoms of colds and flu and as an anti-allergy. Use only as directed. Consult your healthcare professional if symptoms persist. Treatment should be for a maximum of six weeks continuous therapy.
Not to be used in children under two years of age without medical advice. Contains ethanol. Always read the label and use only as directed.