Hay fever season is upon us once again and those who are sensitive to tree pollen will already be aware of the abundance of pollen floating in the air caused by all that glorious blossom which comes shortly after the new seasons greening leaves. Then of course come the spring flowers and summer blooms which slowly produce more pollen in order to reproduce the next generation. While the changing of the seasons are welcome after winter and we can warm ourselves and enjoy longer days, for some people the annoying symptoms begin and can range from annoying to completely debilitating.
I'm concentrating on the help the plants that grow in the countryside can give us! There are many plants which we pass by every day in our streets, gardens and rural areas which can be used to alleviate many of the symptoms caused by hay fever. We have natural anti-allergenic's, anti-inflammatory's, mucous membrane strengtheners, immune boosting and respiratory cleansers at our disposal, all of which when used in plant medicine from do not produce side effects. I'm talking about nettles, elder flowers & berries, plantain, yarrow, mint and thyme to name but a few.
You can harvest many of these for yourself if you know where to find them or you try my hay fever tea or have a tincture made specifically for you and your symptoms. I do advise drinking the tea every day during your hay fever season and of course short term courses of tincture are always advised to be taken regularly as well.
The new stock of my hay fever tea is now available at £4 per pack.
If you would like an individual consultation for a tailor made prescription of plants that can help, please contact me.
Elder is one of my absolute favorites, first the green growing small bud heads which are edible and absolutely lovely in a salad, then these beautiful bunches of frothing white flowers followed by juicy immune boosting berries. Whats not to love!!
I want to share what I know about natural medicine with you. I also love stories and articles about food and nature so in this blog I will be looking at all these subjects and how they come together in our daily lives.