Natural Cures for Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)

| Modified on Nov 07, 2022
Prune Juice
Posted by Nothy (Ontario) on 08/24/2022
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I began taking prune juice to address low iron levels but at the same time, I was experiencing hay fever for weeks. I found half a cup of prune juice twice a day has eliminated my hay fever symptoms (and improved my iron)

Stinging Nettles
Posted by Charlotte (Marietta, GA) on 02/05/2022
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I have serious allergies to dust and mold. Also to seasonal allergens I get a lot of post nasal drip and consequent clearing the throat and congestion. I found out about nettle and have been taking the capsules every day for quite a while now. If I have a lot of drainage or congestion, I take a capsule and within 15-20 min it's all gone! No more hacking! It works better than OTC allergy pills. I can't live without it! The only issue is that I have to take it all the time but it really does work well.

Posted by A4givn1 (Evans Colorado) on 08/09/2020
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Recovered from hay fever allergy after 40 years of torture.

I started taking clorine dioxide(MMS) and followed the hourly protocal .. I am fully recoveryed from any hay fever symtoms... can breath summer air from late june to mid aug... What a treat.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Deneen (Kansas City, Usa) on 07/08/2020 2 posts
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Back of throat, eyes and nose itch from allergies:

A little Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water always helps me with respiratory allergies. You know the feeling of the back of your throat itching? Sneezing? Stuffy nose? and watery itchy eyes? Add a capfull of ACV into a cup of water. In about 10 minutes the harshness of the allergy symptoms will lessen dramatically.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dardenel (Us) on 10/29/2018 51 posts

I agree, but I always use a straw to drink my ACV because I hear it can be very hard on your tooth enamel. With a straw, I bypass it getting on my teeth. If my throat is irritated from allergies, etc., if my ACV is too strong though, it can make me choke so I dilute mine quite a bit. At least 8 oz of water per 1 tbsp ACV. I always use the best ACV I can get with "mother" on the bottle. I only buy it if it's in a glass container also.

Posted by Laura (Hanover, Nh) on 06/13/2018
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I take ginger root (1 capsule a day) every year starting in March for allergic rhinitis. When I have a cold, fresh ginger tea keeps my sinus passages open. When people are sick in my office, I make up a big batch of ginger root tea that I steep for 20 minutes with a cinnamon stick and bring it in for everyone to drink.

Quercetin, Bromelain
Posted by Ladyliza (Los Angeles) on 02/04/2018 32 posts
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I have found something quite by accident that works for my hay fever. I have rhinitis constantly and in the morning I can't take a deep breath. I have a lush garden and cats and dogs. I use quercetin with bromelain and after several days I realized my symptoms were gone. I couldn't remember why I had purchased this bottle and had it a long time so I thought I would just finish up the bottle and throw it away. Good luck!

Posted by Maddy (Sacramento, Ca) on 05/01/2017
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Five Stars! Turmeric has been amazing for me. Everything is lush and blooming since the drought is over in California this year. Both my ears were clogged from the inside, everything sounded muffled, and there was pain and pressure. Even though I could breathe I though it must be allergies. Psuedofed decongestant and loratadine antihistamine were not helping and an over the counter nasal spray helped a bit, but you were supposed to stop after 3 days.

After visiting this site, and since I don't mind the taste, I did 1 teaspoon of turmeric with a little black pepper (read somewhere that helps the turmeric do its job) mixed into a paste with about the same amount of coconut oil or butter. I eat it off the spoon. I did it twice a day for 3 days, then went down to 1/2 t twice a day, then 1/2 t once a day. Now I'm forgetting to do it - a good thing, but since I'm feeling a little ear pressure today I think a 1/2 t once a day may be a good maintenance dose until spring is over. Capsules are easy, but much more expensive. It can be added directly to food too. I'm going to an Indian Grocery this week to get a bag of the powdered spice. I shared my success with my pharmacist who is from India and she got excited telling me how she boils turmeric powder and cardamom in milk. When her kids start to feel a cold coming on, they say Mommy, it's tea time!

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Dewald (Johannesburg, South Africa) on 03/06/2017
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Hi, I use the saltwater cure for hayfever. I tried everything else, but saltwater is like an instant miracle cure for me.

This is how I do it: I dissolve a half teaspoon of sea salt and cayenne into a glass of water. The cayenne makes it more drinkable, and helps when I have an itchy throat that often goes together with my allergies.

I noticed that this cure is not featured on the reviews for hayfever, I guess it's because it sounds too simple to work. But I've tried everything before, and this is the only method that cures my hayfever instantly.

Regards, Dewald

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Aaron (Los Angeles) on 09/17/2016

He most likely has food allergies culminating to EOE esophagitis - try elimination diet.

To Soothe the throat, two things: Coconut Oil 2 Table spoons 3x a day. Also Nin Jiom syrup helps heal the issue however food allergies need to be addressed.

Also MOLD, make sure your house doesn't have any or none of this will make any difference.

Baking Soda
Posted by Qigongbill (Fremont, Ca) on 05/07/2016
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Baking soda for Hay Fever:

It works for me and my friends. I am over 65.

1/2 teaspoon baking soda, in 4 oz of water. Results can be seen within 1/2 hr. It is more effective, last longer, cheaper than those non drowsy tablets.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Diggitty (Phoenix, Az) on 03/18/2016

Try just increasing water to half the body weight and adding 1/8 tsp of sea salt per 24 oz water. ACV didn't work for me either, neither did just increasing water. However adding the salt to the water did the trick. Dehydration causes histamines to be released. Salt helps water get into cells and hydrate the body. Otherwise the water ends up in the toilet. God IS that awesome!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kennywally (Midwest) on 03/12/2016 48 posts

Patrice, I can't speak to the wheat, but the cheese is a slow process, and you have to quit all the dairy, the ice cream, cheese, milk, cottage cheese etc. 15yrs back, I cut all the dairy, and it took 90 days to show a retreat in my symptoms. The body reaches a saturation point and BAM you're done for til you figure it out and cut out the dairy. Today, I consume dairy, but at a reduced rate and do not over do it, and my allergic symptoms are only in the spring. Just wanted to make it clear, a halfhearted or insufficient cut back in dairy will not produce good results.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Myway (Usa) on 12/16/2015

Black seed oil (nigella sativa) 1 tsp 2x a day - will resolve the mucous, throat clearing issue - it did for me with my allergies. It tastes icky, but I chase it with juice or water. Get it at the vitamin shop. Great, safe stuff. If used, 2 days of nose blowing will precede the relief.

Myway, :D

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 12/16/2015

Dear Patrice,

Mmsg has great suggestions!

We also found nettle leaf and quercetin to be very helpful for my son with hay fever symptoms.

An adult dose would be 4 nettle leaf capsules 3 times a day. At the same time take 1 one capsules of quercetin. My son did this for a year (he took less as he was a child) and it actually seemed to heal his hay fever and improve his constitution. Many days he only needed the dose twice and would take the third dose mid-day if he had symptoms.

~Mama to Many~

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 12/16/2015

Patrice, you can try:

1. Plain ol' tea/lemon/honey.

2. Bill Monroe's inhalation of h202.

3. Breathing a cut onion.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Patrice (Modesto, Ca) on 12/16/2015
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Not sure just symptoms of hay fever .. But my husband is driving me crazy.. We can't hardly sleep together and or be in the same room even during the day he has this hacking and clearing of his throat! ., thought it was because of wheat or cheese and tried taking him off it and it still goes on! .. Not just at night but morning too and sometimes during the afternoon?.. Help! .. Given him vinegar and honey and baking soda .. Doesn't seem to do much! .. Homeopathic hay fever tablets don't help either.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Charlize (Ontario) on 06/03/2015
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Yes, I agree. It's the organic ACV with the mother which is usually cloudy in appearance, contains more nutrients. I have been taking two tablespoons diluted in a glass of water three times a day with cayenne pepper (couple of pinches), followed by a couple of spoons of honey (even better if it is local) three times a day. I prefer to take the honey raw rather than trying to dilute it, as it leaves a coating in the back of your throat, and you lose the nutrition value when it is heated. So far it is working after 20 years of suffering. But there is still time yet before the season ends.

Kathi's Hay Fever Salad Dressing
Posted by Kathi (New Brunswick, Nj) on 04/14/2015
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Nearly forgot that I posted the hay fever salad dressing last year. Time to use it again!

Wanted to share one new observation as well: I have made a connection between my long standing hay fever (which is not so bad as when I younger--since I cleaned up my diet--gluten-free, only cultured dairy etc) and food sensitivities! During hay fever season, if I eat apples or peanuts (major foodstuffs of my childhood), itchy sinus/sneezing hayfever symptoms set in after just a few minutes. I looked up some research about this and it turns out that there are apple allergens that closely resemble tree pollens. so...a second suggestion to hayfever sufferers beyond using my hayfever-busting salad dressing recipe would be to be extra careful with your diet.

Kathi's Hay Fever Salad Dressing
Posted by Kathi (New Brunswick, Nj) on 04/28/2014
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Faced with sudden and strong symptoms from tree pollen yesterday (sneezing, itchy throat, itchy eyes), I tried a concoction based on several of the currently posted hay fever remedies. The concoction includes turmeric, local honey, ACV, and olive oil. I had no problem with bad taste from the turmeric since it was mixed with honey. Two shots of this about 3 hours apart, and I had no need to resort to my backup OTC that makes me feel drowsy and drugged. Have taken two more shots today, one added to my lunch salad as a dressing! I'm so glad to be able to stay "clear headed" in this spring allergy season!

The recipe is:

~ 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
~1 TBSP local-sourced honey
~1 TBSP Olive Oil
~1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
~1 TBSP water

Mix in jar with lid by shaking vigorously, or use a whisk (I love my battery operated milk frother for tasks like this).

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Vickthechick (San Francisco, California) on 04/05/2014
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I, too, have many times found that if I just INCREASE THE DOSE a reported natural cure works FINE. Heck with dilution I started taking a standard shot glass and putting a tablespoon or so organic and unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar (cheaper brands don't work as well I've found). Than I just take it DOWN in one shot. Don't even chase it with water but of course you can. 2x per day. HAYFEVER PROBLEM SOLVED WITHOUT DRUGS thank you very much! Nice to know ACV has a lot of OTHER good "side effects" too!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Frabika (California) on 11/14/2013
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I took ACV for several months, every day. I hated it. One teaspoon in water, followed by a full glass of water to drown out the taste. And it did nothing at all for my hayfever. I was miserable, my eyes were watering constantly, nose dripping out of nowhere, completely embarrassing.

So then I thought, if everyone else is raving about it, why isn't this working for me? I upped the dose: yesterday after a particulary awful hayfeverish day, I took three tablespoons of it in water three times. Today, I took it at 6:30 am then again at 9am at the same dosage. And guess symptoms at all. Crazy. I will take another strong dose when I get home and perhaps tomorrow reduce it a bit.

If the ACV isn't working for you, increase it!!

Posted by Cat (Tauranga, New Zealand, New Zealand) on 08/21/2013
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This last few weeks have been the worst for pollen in our area that I've known and so many people are suffering with the sneezing and itchy nose/eyes/'s seriously driven me crazy. I was reduced to going to the pharmacy and getting Telfast for the sneezing (should have read earthclinic first lol) which I was relieved of but the itchy eyes continued and it became embarrassing to go to work with one red, swollen, watery eye so I went and got the anti-itch eye drops (again silly me! ) - they didn't really work at all and I was wondering how long I'd be left with this horrid ailment! So going through the kitchen cupboards one day recently, I came across a big bag of MSM that I'd purchased last year for terrible skin on my hands, I decided to start taking it again and voila!! Within the first 24 hours, the itch in my eyes had COMPLETELY disappeared! The pollen is still coming thick and fast from the trees up on the hill as it's all over everyone's cars and windows etc but I am no longer affected by it and can only put it down to the fabulous MSM, which by the way, is also making my hands look and feel soooo smooth once again. Might not work for everyone, but worth a try folks.

General Feedback
Posted by Jacquelynna (Cincinnati, Oh) on 04/20/2012

I had a similar experience with apple cider vinegar as some people on here are saying. I took it for a long time but never with any noticeable benefits. However, 3 months ago I became a vegetarian, and since then I am doing great! Mild detoxing effect, weight loss, tons of energy and great mood... I recommend it to everyone. My only explanation as to why it didn't work before is because I was so acidic while still eating meat. Now my body is more alkaline and thus able to really see a difference.... pretty awesome.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jennywren (Perth, Western Australia, Australia) on 02/12/2012
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NAY - I wish I could make this a Yay, but ACV ingested doesn't seem to help me much with anything. I use _____'s, a tablespoon twice a day and still have hayfever. I've been taking it for 2 weeks. I find ACV mildly helpful with colds/sore throats and have found it works topically best for me. It hasn't helped my rheumatoid arthritis at all either, or with my 5yo's asthma. Darn it!

Posted by Tony (Sydney, Australia) on 02/02/2012
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Hi my name is Tony and I am 22 years old. I have been suffering from things like hayfever, sinusitis and digestive problems for around 8-9 years. I cannot remember the exact date or year but have been suffering as far as I remember. But now I believe I am cured and I believe finally I have found cure for all these ailments. I will tell the exact cure later but firstly I will say but I had for treatment for last 6- 7 years and what I did to get rid of all my problems. Firstly the doctors prescribed me all those usual hayfever sprays and tablets such as Beconase and Zyertac etc. I started using these intially I got better but the things got worse by time. I will cut it short so I tried all the pills but later got rid of it, later used Neti pot also have been exercising for 4-5 years. Also have been taking vitamin C ans zinc tablet to strengthn my immmune system. All these things did work and really improved my condition but I still would suffer from allergy symtoms specially sinusitis. I would feel pain in my sinusis every single day and I would ask myself that what in the world would it take to cure this damn thing. Forgot to mention I also tried detoxing, some garlic tablets and some natural hayfever tablets and other stuff. All these things would work in the short run but I would never ever totally feel better. I would also mention I tried apple cider vinegar with cayene and honey for a past month, it helped but not as much. Even after trying all these things I was determined to cure my allergies. I would even google like cure for allergies to find any cures.

If there was one thing that I was convinced about was that my sinusitis was related to my digestive system. Then I also read on many places that allergies may be caused by not enough digestive enzymes in the digestive system. I donot know for sure If I have low digestive enzymes or what ever because there are no tests to confirm.

But 4-5 days ago accidently I discovered something. I was watching tennis at night Australian open and was eating grapes. I consumed around say like a cup of grapes and I felt so much better. I felt like the dinner I had like an hour ago digested rather quickly and I was feeling really hungry again.

I had found the misssing link for myself it were grapes I mean not just grapes but fruits. Then I just googled for benefits of grapes I was surprised to see the many benefits included asthma, heart disease, digestion etc. Since then I have been eating friuits like grapes and blueberries after every single meal I have. I start eating fruits during the breakfast and ends with dessert at night. And I have never felt better in my life. I would recommend any one with allergies hay fever or what ever problem you have to eat lots of fruits and vegetables every day and get rid of any sugar stuff you eat and see the result for your self.

I know this may seem like a long story but I just want to help everyone who is suffering like I used to, so they could get rid of all these ailments and be healthy. I wish I had done this 7-8 years ago just eat more fruits and I would not have had go through all the sufferings I did. How simple it sound eat more fruits. I would recommend every one to google benefits of grapes or benefits of blueberries or other fruits you will be amazed by the health benefits they provide. I just want to share my experiences and hope it will help others.

thanks for being patient and be healthy.

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