1. Drink Fenugreek Seed Tea
Two to three cups daily helps prevent irritation and congestion of the nasal passages and sinuses. These are symptoms usually associated with hay fever. For chronic hay fever sufferers, fenugreek tea can also help prevent infection of the upper respiratory tract.
Honey can help desensitize your body to other pollen, and reduce other hay fever symptoms. Not only that, but it tastes nice.
Providing you’re not a vegetarian, the omega fatty acids contained in fish are important for a healthy immune system.
Fish oil in particular is anti-inflammatory, and is a good booster for your immune system.
4. Chinese Blackberry Tea
Chinese blackberry tea, or Chinese sweet tea, is a well-known natural remedy for hay fever. Try taking it twice a day for two weeks, and see if your symptoms improve. Chinese blackberry tea can be found in most chemists with a natural remedies section.
5. Avoid Pollen
It seems like a no-brainer, but avoiding pollen is the best way to reduce your hay fever symptoms. Closing doors and windows during hay fever season will significantly reduce the pollen count inside your house. If you can, try to work in an air-conditioned environment, as the filtered air is less likely to set off a reaction. You might also wish to install an electrostatic air filter in your car’s ventilation system, and make sure you use the air conditioning instead of rolling down the windows when you are driving to get hay fever relief.
Pineapple is a rich source of bromelain, an enzyme with strong systemic anti-inflammatory effects, which helps decrease mucosal inflammation and nasal congestion.
Commonly used in Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine, this spice contains curcumin, a phytochemical with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions that are comparable to steroidal and nonsteroidal drugs.