Natural Hay Fever Allergy Relief

A reader recommended this tonic for hay fever/allergies awhile back after my request for natural remedies. I tried the honey alone without too much success. With the sun coming out this past weekend, we were hit with allergies pretty hard, and this little recipe came to the rescue!

1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tbsp Honey
8 oz water

Take 2-3 times per day. Once in the morning and once in the evening seems to be working pretty well for us! We formally have used smaller quantities for a daily immune boaster and for all the other wonderful benefits of ACV, but now I am seeing it as greatly beneficial for allergies!

Nettles: Nettles is also a great herb for allergy relief. If you suffer from pollen related allergies, treat yourself to a cup of Nettle tea a few times a day during allergy season. For added benefit, use local honey to sweeten the tea…the natural pollens from the local flowers – via the bees – will build up your tolerance levels for pollens in your area. This must be done preventatively, however, not to provide immediate relief.

BioAllers Sinus & Allergy Relief – a homeopathic solution for allergies to pollen or animals.

Lastly, always wash your hands and nostrils out when you come indoors. It will help clear out pollen and prevent you from sneezing too much.

About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of three, homemaker, and writer. She is the editor of Passionate Homemaking since its beginning five years ago. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

9 Responses to Natural Hay Fever Allergy Relief

  1. Andrea October 22, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    Do you mix all of the ingredients together? And then only take a certain amount each time? Or just take each of them at a sitting? Thanks! I am going to try this! I need something to help with my allergies! They are killing me!

  2. Janet T June 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    Several folks have mentioned to me that honey is good for allergies because of the pollen–however, our (ours personally, i mean) allergies here in the northwest in June are due to grass pollen, and both grass and many trees (maples, oaks, most except fruit trees) are wind-pollinated. The bees won’t get that pollen into the honey (except maybe residually from what is on flowers). So knowing what you are allergic to will help you know whether honey will help or not, am I right? :) We have had good results with the BioAllers formulas, though.

  3. Richard August 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm #

    Careful with young children they are not immune to the after effect. Honey is very harmful to young kids.

  4. Sarah July 17, 2009 at 10:48 am #

    I am going to send this to my friend who’s whole family (including 4 young children) suffers badly from allergies. It brings on athsma attacks and keeps them visiting the doctor on a regular basis. This is a family who cannot afford to be visiting the doctor frequently and I’m trying to encourage them to try some more natural remedies instead of all those expensive medicines. Thanks again for the tips.

  5. Jessica November 25, 2008 at 12:59 pm #

    I really enjoy your website and check it often. I wanted to interject that local honey (within 50 miles of your home) is the best for helping your body build immunity to allergens. THis way you are eating allergens around you rather than ones in Argentina!

  6. Kate June 29, 2008 at 12:42 pm #

    Glad it works for you! I don’t know how I missed this!

    A few things I learned this morning:

    I heard on GMA (Good Morning America) this morning that honey is also good for cuts and scraps. It’s a natural anti-biotic. It also moistures the area, most ointments dry the area out.

    Baking soda paste is good to use on bug bites, takes the itch out. make the paste, and put on the bites. It air dries.

    Whole milk for sunburns. Soak a towel (big or small depending on area) in teh whole milk, (whole milk is thicker, than skim, 1 or 2%, I’m assuming raw milk is good too, and is best to use for sunburns)

    Or add 2 cups (whole milk) to lukewarm bath water for a soothing bath for sunburn.

  7. Mrs. M June 17, 2008 at 9:12 am #

    We are going to try this. My husband has allergies, also reflux and indigestion often. In my research I read that it helps with both the later two things as well. I also read that it can help with blood sugar levels. I had no idea.

    Thanks!

  8. Michele June 16, 2008 at 6:07 pm #

    Wow- I’ll have to try this! :) Thanks!
    Does it have to be raw honey, or can it just be “regular” honey?
    Michele
    http://www.frugalgranola.blogspot.com

    • Lindsay June 16, 2008 at 6:27 pm #

      Raw is always better, but I am not sure if that would make a difference or not. The honey is supposed to help build your immunity to pollen, as I understand.