Hay fever treatment: Study reveals if local honey can help with your symptoms

Hay fever treatment: Study reveals if local honey can help with your symptoms

Hay fever season is in full swing and with there being no cure for it, people have to turn to treatments that may be able to help keep symptoms at bay. Treatments include anti-histamines and herbal remedies including drinking turmeric. However a study has revealed that honey may also be a good option to help alleviate hay fever symptoms.

This is believed to contain pollen front plants in your area which are the plants likely causing your hay fever.

Louise explains that although there is little evidence proving this fact, some people swear by eating honey regularly.

She advises trying it for yourself to see if it helps. If your symptoms improve over time then local honey definitely works for you.

Although there is little scientific evidence on this fact and a study conducted by the University of Connecticut in 2002 found that honey had no impact on hay fever symptoms.

According to Healthline, turmeric is well-known as an anti-inflammatory powerhouse for a good reason.

Turmeric contains anti-allergic and natural decongestant properties.

Its active ingredient, cxurcumin, has been linked to reduce hay fever symptoms of many inflammation-driven conditions, and could help minimise the swelling and irritation caused by hay fever.

However if you have seasonal allergies, healthline recommends looking for a medically proven treatment.

This includes over-the-counter allergy medicines like antihistamines, eye drops and nasal sprays.

You can check the accurate pollen count here: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/seasonal-advice/pollen-forecast#?date=2020-05-15

Published at Fri, 15 May 2020 05:00:00 +0000