The hayfever season is upon us and some people suffer terribly as a result of tree and grass pollen.

Hayfever is a seasonal allergy, also called allergic rhinitis.

The classic symptoms of hayfever are itching, sneezing, a runny or blocked nose and itchy, red watery eyes. Some people also experience wheezing and breathlessness.

Symptoms may be more intense in the morning as pollen are released in the greatest amount between sunrise and 9 am. Symptoms are reduced in wet weather as the rain helps to dampen down the pollen.

Most people use antihistamine to combat the symptoms of hayfever but there are also natural remedies you can try.

Schuessler tissue salts combination H is for hayfever, allergies and sinusitis. Tissue salts are homeopathically prepared minerals which support the healing process by regulating the minerals in the cells. They are safe, non toxic, have no side effects and do not interact with medication. They do contain lactose so not suitable for people with lactose intolerance or allergy.

Homeopathy also has options for hayfever sufferers. The remedies used depend on the symptoms you experience. Homepathic remedies such as Sabadilla, Allium Cepa, Euphrasiam Apis, Arsenicum Album, Natrum Muriaticum or pulsatilla may be helpful.

And finally there are herbal tinctures which may help to alleviate hayfever symptoms. Herbal tinctures are made up after a one to one consultation and an examination of the iris to provide a holistic picture and treat not only the symptoms but address the underlying cause(s) and bring the body back into balance.

If you are suffering with hayfever, visit the clinic, book a free 15 minute consultation or a full consultation with Marjo Algate. Call the clinic on 01202 692493.