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Sniff, sniff, the hay fever season has started again. We look forward to spring, the sun and to be able to be in nature again, but that also includes pollen and pollen. A lot of handkerchiefs go through again, you have less energy, it is no fun.

Are you every year looking for a natural remedy that works to suppress your runny nose, sneezing and drowsiness? Then try the tips below.

Nettle tea and chamomile tea

Nettle contains a natural antihistamine, which can reduce allergy symptoms and help with itching and sneezing. You can buy nettle tea or make your own. And in case you were wondering, boiled nettle does not sting and tastes spicy. Chamomile tea can also relieve the symptoms of hay fever. Drink three cups of chamomile tea a day to reduce eye irritation.

Local honey

It is an old wisdom against hay fever complaints and it works very simply: stir a teaspoon of local honey into your tea daily. And it can indeed help. Local honey also contains a small amount of pollen. By eating a small amount of local honey every day, you build up resistance to these pollens.

Steam with herbs and rinse with salt

Steaming will not prevent an allergic reaction, but the steam will reduce swelling and clear your blocked sinuses and nose. You can use fresh or dried herbs like chamomile and mint for this.

People with hay fever can benefit a lot from nasal rinsing with salt. You flush out part of the pollen inhaled through the nose, so that they do not accumulate and can cause fewer complaints. You can prepare the salty rinse water yourself by dissolving a tablespoon of (non-iodized) table salt in one liter of water (9 grams of salt in 1 liter of water). You can rinse with a squeeze bottle or a syringe. It is best to bring the water to body temperature (37 degrees).

Vitamin C

Vitamin C seems to inhibit the production of histamine in your body, making this substance less likely to cause hay fever symptoms such as tearing eyes and sneezing fits. Two grams of vitamin C per day for two weeks would reduce the amount of histamine in the blood by forty percent. Oranges and bell peppers, for example, are rich in vitamin C.

Quercetin, Capsinol Hay Fever

Quercetin is an antioxidant, naturally occurring in onions and garlic. It is one of the best histamine-inhibiting substances. Allergies and inflammation are blocked by quercetin. Unfortunately, when heated, a large part of the effect is lost.

It is not for nothing that synthetic nasal sprays have imitated the structure of quercetin, these active substances are called loratadine and cetirizine.

Capsinol Hay Fever is a 100% natural nasal spray based on quercetin. And works quickly and effectively in hay fever and allergic reactions. The lecithin also creates a film in the nose, so that pollen can penetrate less easily. Read more about this at

And of course, don’t forget to keep your home as ‘pollen-free’ as possible. Keep windows closed, don’t hang your bedding outside, vacuum well, wash or brush your pet outside.