Shakespeare spoke fondly of the darling buds of May, but for many, this month signals the start of weeks, or even months of misery.

Here are some ideas to combat the acute symptoms of hay fever, but to address your susceptibility you should consult a qualified homeopath for constitutional treatment:

  • Wear wrap around sunglasses.
  • Eat raw, unfiltered locally produced honey. There is some anecdotal evidence that it helps lessen symptoms.
  • Try nasal douching with a saline solution, using either a netti pot or a squeezy bottle. It can wash away the pollen and reduce congestion.
  • A little Vaseline around the inside edge of the nostrils may help trap pollen and prevent it being inhaled.
  • Soothe itchy eyes with a chamomile compress. You can use a damp tea bag.
  • Eat plenty of fresh garlic to boost the immune system.
  • Take vitamin C combined with bioflavonoids. It acts as a natural anti-histamine to control symptoms.
  • Use eye drops containing Euphrasia (Eyebright), to soothe sore itchy eyes.
  • Close your windows in the late afternoon when the pollen count rises.

Homeopathic Remedies


Allium Cepa

  • Runny nose
  • Constant sneezing with sore raw feeling
  • Itching, burning, steaming eyes.
  • Anxiety about health, melancholy


Arsenicum Album

  • Burning, streaming eyes
  • Lots of sneezing and itchy nose
  • Thin, watery, nasal discharge
  • Anxiety and restlessness
  • Shortness of breath, wheezing



  • Sensation of sand in the eye
  • Eyes water all the time
  • Conjunctivitis


Sabadilla (the sneezy remedy)

  • Spasmodic sneezing with running nose
  • Wheezing, itching skin


Wyethia (the itchy remedy)

  • Extreme itchiness of the upper palate, nose and throat
  • Throat feels swollen
  • Dry, hacking cough


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Please Note: Homeopathy treats the whole person and not named diseases. None of the above is intended to replace medical advice.