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9 natural products to help ease hayfever symptoms

Summer is just around the corner, and while for a lot of us that means enjoying the warmer weather and longer days, for many it also means the arrival of a constantly blocked or running nose, itchy eyes, a scratchy throat and many more unpleasant symptoms. That’s right – hayfever season is almost upon us!

Luckily, there are lots of great natural hayfever treatments out there, and most will come without unpleasant side effects like drowsiness. Even if you’re not quite ready to give up your trusted antihistamines, many natural hayfever products can be used alongside conventional ones for extra relief.

So what are the best natural hayfever remedies? Read on to find out!

A.Vogel Pollinosan Hayfever Tablets

If you’re looking for a natural alternative to your conventional hayfever medication, this could be the choice for you.

Made from a complex of 7 tropical herbs, these homeopathic hayfever tablets are one of our top recommendations for hayfever because they’re entirely natural, won’t cause drowsiness and are suitable for those with asthma. We’d usually recommend taking them as an alternative to your hayfever medication, but they can be used alongside for extra relief if you’d rather.

Buy: A.Vogel Pollinosan Hayfever Tablets

A.Vogel Luffa Nasal Spray

A good nasal spray is a must have when it comes to natural hayfever relief. Not only does it help to provide welcome relief from a sore and stuffy nose, it also flushes out pollen that’s built up in your nasal passages, helping to ease overall symptoms.

A.Vogel’s Luffa Nasal Spray is one of our favourites because it contains the same 7 hayfever-fighting herbs as their hayfever tablets in simple isotonic solution. This means it actively helps to reduce your overall hayfever reaction as well as clearing out your nose.

Since it’s free from steroids and harsh chemicals, it’s a great choice for prolonged use.

Buy: A.Vogel Luffa Nasal Spray


Viridian Ester-C

Did you know your immune system plays a big role in hayfever reactions? An allergy is essentially just a big overreaction from your immune system over something harmless (like pollen!). A stressed or run down immune system is more likely to react severely to pollen, so keeping it in good condition is essential.

We all know how important vitamin C is for the immune system, so consider adding this to your natural hayfever treatment plan. We’d recommend Viridian’s Ester-C capsules, which provide 550mg vitamin C as ester-C, a form of vitamin C that’s gentle on the stomach and easy to absorb.

Buy: Viridian Ester-C

Optibac probiotics EXTRA STRENGTH

You might be wondering why probiotics are included on this list when they’re normally associated with digestion and gut health. Well, the majority of your immune cells are actually located in your gut, so a happy gut means happy immune cells. Healthy gut flora is also essential for proper digestion, and proper digestion is essential for the absorption of all those nutrients your immune system needs to function properly.

We’d recommend a good-quality probiotic such as Optibac for Daily Immunity, because not only does it support your healthy gut flora, it also provides extra vitamin C for an added immune boost. Optibac are really popular in our stores, and they have so much fascinating research that’s well worth a read.

Buy: Optibac probiotics for immune system

A.Vogel Eye Drops

One of the worse parts of hayfever is the itchy, irritated eyes, which can either become incredibly watery or incredibly dry and scratchy.

These natural eye drops are so cooling and soothing, and they’re perfect for using while you’re out and about. They contain a herb called Eyebright (also known as Euphrasia), as well as moisturising hyaluronic acid (which isn’t as scary as it sounds) to help flush pollen from the eyes and ease irritation.

But that’s not the only reason why this is the third A.Vogel product on our list. These drops are also made from natural ingredients and completely free from preservatives because the unique bottle is designed to naturally keep the liquid sterile. As an added bonus, they can even be used while wearing contact lenses.

Buy: A.Vogel Eye Drops

Heath & Heather Nettle Tea

Whilst painful to touch, when brewed in a tea, nettles are actually thought to ease allergic reactions such as hayfever by reducing the histamine in your body – a bit like a natural antihistamine.

This nettle tea from Heath and Heather has a comforting, refreshing taste that’s perfect for the spring and summer months, and its cleansing properties extend beyond just hayfever – your joints and urinary system will also appreciate it!

Buy: Heath and Heather Nettle Tea

Oatly Oat Milk

What you might not know is that dairy milk is thought to cause inflammation, and in particular increase mucous production, which isn’t the best news when you’re already struggling to breathe through your constantly blocked nose!

That’s why we recommend lowering your dairy intake as much as possible during hayfever season, and opting for some equally delicious plant-based alternatives. Oatly’s Oat Milk is a delicious alternative that can be used in tea, coffee, cereal and even cooking, and their Oat Cream is also a great choice for those of you who love creamy meals.

Buy: Oatly Oat Milk and Buy: Oat Cream

Oatly Oat Cream

Creative Nature Raw Cacao Flapjack

Wait, can snacking help hayfever? Well, the way you snack can. Refined sugar is thought to play a big role in the development of hayfever, and as a known inflammatory it’s bound to make your symptoms worse.

Try cutting back on sugary snacks during hayfever season, and replace them with some tasty, low-sugar snacks whenever you can. This raw flapjack bar from Creative Nature uses naturally sweet dates, as well as oats, goji berries, cacao powder and even maca powder, to create a deliciously sweet and sticky snack.

Buy: Creative Nature Raw Cacao Flapjack

Biona Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil

Famous for its uses in cooking and baking, coconut oil is actually a useful addition to your natural hayfever treatment routine. Just rub a little oil onto the edges of your nostril to help trap some of the pollen before it enters your nose. Less pollen means less symptoms! It’s not a fool-proof barrier, but it can certainly help.

Buy: Biona Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil

You can order all of these products online, but if you have any questions, make sure to pop in to our store at 455 Great Western Road, Glasgow for a chat.
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