Hay Fever is an allergic reaction to pollen. (A powerful powder that comes from plants). When it comes into contact with your eyes, nose, throat and mouth it causes a reaction.
- Itchy, red eyes
- Inflamed nose
- Watery eyes
- Itchy nose
- And headaches
When Hay Fever occurs, the tissue inside the nose becomes erectile, inflated with blood, which triggers allergies and irritants to the nose, causing it to block up.
There’s a vast majority of products on the market right now for hay fever. People who suffer from hayfever take Chlorphenamine, which is commonly found in Piriton, it’s an antihistamine that helps to ease the allergy.
Two words: Bee Pollen.
What is it? Bee Pollen consists of a powdery substance which plants use to reproduce, the bees then collect on their legs and use as a food source in their hives. The pollen also contains bee digestive enzymes as well as some nectar from flowers. Antioxidants, vitamins and minerals can also be found there too.
According to Verywell Health, oral ingestion of bee pollen, it enables the body to build up resilience against possible allergies, or in this case, hay fever.
The theory, whilst still unproven, is because a hay fever allergy develops and would naturally come from all sorts of local plants in your surroundings, local bought bee pollen should ideally help counteract the allergy.
Whilst there’s not a great deal of ‘scientific evidence’ to back up multiple claims that bee pollen has completely eradicated their allergies. So whilst we still have a great deal to learn about bee pollen and its entirety, there’s no harm in trying.
Pukka has a few natural remedy suggestions, one of them being Tumeric & Ginger. “…The combination of these two herbs is a specific remedy for allergic rhinitis, hay fever and colds. Histamine is by nature inflammatory, so adding plenty of anti-inflammatory spices into your diet could be helpful in alleviating nasal swelling.”