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gentle strategies against hay fever
when People feel a tickle in the nose and their eyes are burning, then the time is back again. as much as we appreciate the green and the blooming, the flying pollen gives many People a really hard time. this year is especially tough, due to the mild winter last year. it´s good to know that there are several gentle, natural possibilities to alleviate this problem. the alternative practitioners, christian rüger and farid zitoun of naturheilzentrum bottrop, have a few tips on minimally invasive, yet quick help:
even though the pollen's pathogens may be harmless, for allergy sufferers, they trigger the body's defenses and release histamine, a neurotransmitter which causes inflammation. this then causes the typical problems.
zinc has a histamine-blocking effect. after consulting a physician, take 15mg daily. nettle tea has the same effect (1 liter spread over the day) as well as plain yoghurt (500g per day).
honey is a true panacea. comb honey works as a natural desensitization treatment from the inside. it helps the body produce antibodies against pollen, which alleviates the symptoms or makes them less severe. ideally, one should eat two tablespoons of locally-produced honey on an empty stomach. in acute cases, chew on a honeycomb for 15 minutes daily.
luffa triggers “hay fever” that clears and cleanses the nose and sinuses. the sponge, a cucurbit, is prepared by naturopaths according to a special recipe. dribble this remedy into your nose for 10 days. (20€, not covered by health insurances).
(*this overview/recommendation in no way replaces a consultation by an alternative practitioner or a physician.)
photo 1: martina schughart | gestaltungsdinge | düsseldorf | deutschland
photo 2: marc dahlhoff | fotographie | gladbeck | deutschland
picture 1, 2: farid zitoun & christian rüger | naturheilzentrum bottrop
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