Black Seed Oil for Hay Fever?

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black_seed_greenmedinfoThe hay fever season is upon us and as pollen counts and tissue sales soar we review the evidence of the use black seed oil for hay fever treatment.

Hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis is the most common manifestation of atopic reactions to pollen allergens leading to uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy and watery red eyes, a stuffy nose, Continue reading

Six Remedies to Help Combat Your Allergies

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Allergy season is thankfully slipping away. While the memory is fresh, take charge of next year’s misery by testing the waters these with six homeopathic remedies for ragweed and hay fever.

1. Dulcamara
Solanum dulcamara, a.k.a. “bittersweet,” is a herb that’s good for those whose allergies cause them to feel chills, react strongly to damp conditions, experience aches and pains, and even have some anxious symptoms. Continue reading

Chili Pepper Component Shown To Relieve Sinus Discomfort

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Capsaicin is the compound found in chili peppers that gives them their heat, and is commonly used in topical pain relievers. Recently, a team of scientists at the University of Cincinnati discovered that it may also be effective in alleviating sinus problems for individuals with non allergic rhinitis.

In a placebo-controlled study, researchers found that use of capsaicin nasal spray resulted in relief within 52 seconds of administration and significant alleviation of nasal congestion, sinus pain and headaches for up to one hour.

Moreover, participants used the spray for two weeks and experienced no side effects. Continue reading