Easing the sneezing
It is an almost unbelievable, but sad and established fact, that in Britain alone there are ten million people who suffer from hayfever – an allergy to pollen from plants and trees.
For some, symptoms may be no more than bouts of sneezing, a runny nose or itchy eyes. Others, however, are more severely afflicted and in severe cases, the inflammation in the body gives rise to a fever – an explanation of how hayfever acquired its name.
Desperate sufferers will go to great lengths to find any treatment that will give them a measure of relief. Of course, the nature of the treatment depends on the severity of the allergy.
Often those with a tendency to asthma and eczema will find themselves susceptible to hayfever. The link between these conditions lies with the immune system. Cells known as eosinophils react first to the allergens which are usually protein molecules produced by Nature during spring and summer.
These cells may show up in the blood tests of allergy sufferers confirming the diagnosis. Reactions to the pollen of certain trees, especially oak and birch, and to grass pollen are certainly well known, but it is also possible for fungi to produce allergens.
Hayfever sufferers can take action at the beginning of the season, usually around April, by building their immunity to offensive factors. Remember that antibiotics, antihistamines or corticosteroids may not be necessary as there are plenty of natural remedies ideally suited to overcoming these problems.
There are many herbal and homoeopathic remedies from which to choose. One such remedy is Luffa Complex which contains seven tropical herbs including one with the intruiging name of Sponge Cucumber.
The results of research, undertaken in eight general practices in the Netherlands (where I was born), showed that over 75 percent of hayfever patients benefited greatly from using this herbal combination. A spokesperson for the research team commented that the general feedback was that the allergic reactions were reduced as soon as the remedy was taken and patients were extremely satisfied with the use of this remedy.
Of the 199 patients who participated, 88.5 percent of the group reported an improvement in their condition. In addition 56.8 percent of the total claimed to be either fully or nearly free of allergic symptoms. Whilst most of these patients had been diagnosed as being allergic to pollen, it was concluded that even people who suffered from other forms of inhalation allergies or allergic rhinitis also benefited. For example, those who were affected by house dust or house dust mites also reported great improvement.
Luffa hayfever Nasal Spray has an easy to use dispensing mechanism. It may be used over prolonged periods and by those sensitive to chemical medication. Using Luffa Nasal Spray will mean that hayfever causing pollen has less of a chance of invading your body and causing those horrid symptoms associated with allergies.
People with hayfever will probably have experienced that alcohol, nicotine, chocolate, dairy products and spices should be avoided. Instead of coffee or tea, drink a herbal tea or a lemon and honey drink, both of which are much more sensible and will help to alleviate the allergic condition.
Bear in mind that if your immune system is under stress, you may be more susceptible to germs and allergic reactions. In these situations, strengthen your immune system with Echinacea.
So, if you suffer from hayfever, do not let ‘springtime’ spoil your appreciation of Nature. There are many ways that you can help yourself by using natural healing methods.