Natural Remedies for Hayfever

It’s Spring time and all those gorgeous blooms are coming out along with a high pollen count.

If you suffer from hayfever, you may like to try some of the following natural remedies for support.

  1. Vitamin C is great for stopping secondary infections and is also a natural antihistamine.

2. Homeopathic desensiting. Did you know that you can desensitise yourself to known allergens like grass and pollen, cat fur, dustmite etc through a homeopathic desenstitising treatment which involves taking oral drops of natural antihistamines and your allergens.

3) Garlic and horseradish are well known for their immune antihistamines properties. Tablets are readily available from your local chemist or health store.

4) Raw Local Honey contains bee pollen which may help you desentise to pollens in your area

5) Ginger: Consuming ginger in food,juices or tea may reduce inflammation and help your hayfever symptoms.

6) Eucalyptus or Lavender essential oil inhaled may assist the opening of your sinus passages and reduce inflammation and irritation.

7) Probiotics can help balance your gut bacteria which effects your immune response.

8) Kiwi Fruit contains bromelain which is a natural anti-inflammatory. Consuming them may help reduce sinus pressure and irritation.

This is a general advice only. For ongoing sinus, allergic issues, seek specific advice from your natural health care professional.

To learn more about homeopathic desensitising for your allergies, Contact Dragonfly Natural Therapies Centre for more information.

Flower essences for Sadness

Flower essences for Sadness

Did you know that there are many essences made from flowers which support our emotional and mental states? Flower essences are different from essential oils. They are not related to aromatherapy.

There is a flower for just about every thought and feeling you could have. When thoughts or feelings become very intense or consuming, it’s sometimes hard to find your natural balance.

Here’s 3 flower essences that support you when you feel sadness.

These 3 flower essences belong to the Bach flower remedies:

Gorse: When sadness is the dominant feeling and there’s no enthusiasm or motivation to do much else.

Mustard: When you find sadness an feelings of depression comes in waves and not quite sure of the reason.

Gentian: For those who feel sadness after disappointments or get easily discouraged by peoples words.

Flower essences are wonderful to support a persons health holistically in conjunction with other therapies to effect positive change. They are safe for children, pets and the elderly.

*This information is a guideline only. For complex mental and emotional health concerns, please seek the advice  and support of your trusted practitioners.

Bach flower remedies can be purchased from Dragonfly Natural Therapies Centre.

If you would like to know more about flower essence consultations and remedies contact  Dragonfly Natural Therapies.