Thursday, 13 June 2013

Homeopathy, Grass Pollen and Hay Fever

The grass is always greener without Hay Fever! This blog focusing on hay fever arising from grass pollen. It is believed that 95% of hay fever within the UK is caused by grass pollens. 

This type of hay fever starts at the beginning of June and peaks around mid-July, although these times may vary, depending on weather conditions and other contingency factors.

Pollen is vital in the reproduction of plants and trees, etc., and the wind is the carrier of the male DNA to the female. To ensure the pollen reaches its destination, plants release a much higher dose of pollen grains than are actually required for the process, so, along with wind direction, these are the two main factors that dictate the pollen count.

Plants release pollen twice a day (in the early morning and late afternoon) and depending on the direction of the wind it has been known to travel many miles from it's source (it has been gathered 200 miles out to sea and even two miles high in the atmosphere). Arising from the prominence of wind direction it is regarded that the West coast of the UK has lower pollen counts than the East, whilst the Midlands and central England have some of the highest in the country.

For those of you who suffer from hay fever, the summer months can represent sheer misery. You may find homeopathy can help to ease some of the specific symptoms that you may be experiencing. 

Ideally you should consult with a registered homeopath for an individualised treatment programme, but you may find the following remedies help to bring some relief.

Gelsemium - achey, flu-like symptoms
Mixed grass pollen - can be used on its own or in alternation with an indicated
Wyethia - itchy upper palate, throat and ears

This article was originally published in 'Homeopathy Healthy Medicine' in June 2010. This is a free newsletter published by ARH, and available at

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