Directions: Put 3 full teaspoons into a large mug of freshly boiled water. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain into another cup and drink. Sweeten to taste.
Ingredients: Nettle, Elder flower, Sage leaf, Eyebright and Spearmint
I found this herbal recipe on the internet, and boy, am I ever glad I did. It really does wonders for hay fever. The first time I used it I could tell a difference in the (lesser) amount of snot and mucous I was producing, but my body is used to herbs, and so it might take a little longer for others. The creator of the recipe says that most people notice a difference after 3 days of one cup a day. If your allergies are particularly bad it’s even beneficial to take 2 or 3 cups a day as you begin to treat your hay fever. Then when you are definitely responding positively to it, drop the frequency down to one cup a day, but keep the strength of the dose at 3 full teaspoons per cup.
The breakdown of ingredients and their purpose looks like this:
Nettle: helps stabilise excessive mast cell over-activity that over-responds to histamines
Elder flower: helpful for people with chronic blocked noses and stuffy heads
Sage: antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that are able to protect against allergy symptoms
Eyebright: Used to assist with ailments of the eyes; conjunctivitis, red-eye, styes, itchy eyes, and stinging eyes
Here’s where I found the original recipe:
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