Hay Fever is caused when your immune system over reacts to airborne particles, causing itching, runny nose and eyes, sneezing, coughing and pressure or pain in the face.
Extracts made from the herb can be used for migraines, coughs, asthma, allergies and stomach pains. It is believed to block the body from reacting to inflammatory chemicals involved in allergic reaction.
It is thought that quercetin is thought to prevent the body from reacting to inflammatory chemicals involved in allergic reaction. It is found naturally in apples with the skin on, red grapes, red onions, black tea and berries, all rich in flavonoid's.
A lack of carotenoids in the diet are said to increase the risk of inflammation with hayfever. Foods rich in carotenoids are apricots, carrots, sweet potato, squash, kale, spinach and greens. Its worth adding to your diet if possible.
Omega Fatty Acids
These are said to reduce inflammation in allergic reaction. There are vegetarian versions, such as flaxseed oil and walnuts.
It is worth considering keeping a food diary to understand how your diet affects you health. Sometimes dairy produce can aggravate allergies as it increase the mucus.
It is said that eating local honey throughout the year will reduce the effects of hayfever.