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HAY FEVER Remedies

Hay fever is most often triggered in spring and summer. Often people’s health is disrupted by a change in the seasons – health is about our ability to adapt and cleanse/detox. Seasonal change is marked by changes in the weather, and many people suffer if they are not able to adapt to the change in pollen levels.

Hay fever can be a chronic problem, with acute symptoms – see a qualified homeopath to treat it chronically. It is an over-reaction to the external environment. Common symptoms include sneezing, runny/blocked nose, itchy, watery eyes etc. It is often good to treat it constitutionally in the winter months, so that acute reactions are reduced during the season.

Here are some remedies and their typical symptom picture – which one resonates for you?

Allium Cepa (onion)

Eyes and nose run like a tap.

  • NOSE: Predominantly: bouts of sneezing accom by watery bland discharge which can burn the upper lip and nose. Often have nasal polyps.
  • EYES: red and sensitive, tears burning. Worse warm room and evening, better for cold air.
  • TICKLY COUGH: throat can be hoarse, raw; pain in the larynx during cough; constant need to swallow. Colds often go rapidly to chest;
  • Desires onions; averse cucumbers. Worse warm rooms, evenings, better cold air; sensitive to skin of peaches and odour of flowers.


Starts with strong burning and itching of palate and nostrils; pain at the root of the nose, and between the eyes; loss of sense of smell. Accompanied by sneezing and profuse salivation.  

Arsen Alb

Big anxiety remedy; burning in eyes in nose, which is constantly running. Makes nose sore and chapped, excoriating (burning) discharge. Sneezing constantly; often accompanied by wheezing (a good asthma remedy); worse in summer, at night, particularly around midnight. Worse outdoors, better indoors. Coughing and wheezing. Can’t lie down, better sitting up. V chilly. Also a good remedy for food poisoning; can have a highly sensitive digestion.


  • EYES: Predominantly affects the eyes: profuse watery tears, constantly running; eyes feel gritty; tears burning, and swelling of eyelids, irritated, intense blinking; Eyes water esp in sunlight; better for open air, blinking and wiping eyes. Great first remedy for conjunctivitis
  • NOSE: sneezing, nasal discharge is bland not burning. Worse for warmth and in the wind.
  • HEAD: Pressing pain across forehead. Bursting headaches, worse bright sun.


Hay fever with weakness; nose more blocked/running left side; Heavy eyelids, slow to focus, possibly double vision; Chest: slow heartbeat; chest feels empty. A good ‘flu remedy.


Allergic rhinitis; recurring colds. Asthma from suppressed eruptions. Skin thick crusts, psoriasis, scaley, oozing honey liquid.


Sudden attack of sneezing; nose itching and tingling; copious thick discharge, often acrid; worse cold and odours; Throat: a sensation of something there when swallowing. Averse onions; Asthma during hay fever season. Good for treating worms too!


Headache extending into the nose, comes mostly in acute catarrh, especially when the discharge has been suppressed or stops after sleep. This kind of headache is often found in hay fever, with frequent and violent paroxysms of sneezing. “Now if the hay fever paroxysms of sneezing are decidedly worse after sleeping, even in the daytime, Lach 200c may stop the whole business for the season.”


Autumnal allergies affecting eyes and nose; catarrhal – when the days becoming shorter, damper and colder; like Calc Carb

If you would like to try any of these remedies or make further enquiries about getting constitutional help to improve your susceptibility to hay fever, please let me know.

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How do you sleep?

When was the last time you bounced out of bed feeling full of energy and optimism? If you have suffered from poor sleep for years, you will already have done lots of research on the subject. Knowing how important it is for our long-term physical and mental well-being just makes being awake in the night all the more frustrating. Have you ever wondered why it is that our pets don’t suffer from chronic insomnia? When did you last see your pooch in a black mood having been up all night pacing up and down?

Insomnia or even just poor quality sleep is a very human condition and completely individual. There are hundreds of reasons why people don’t sleep and ultimately the quality of your sleep is uniquely yours: your physical health, your state of mind, and how you prepare for sleep are all factors that you will have examined in your quest for better sleep. And this is where homeopathy can help. There are 1000’s of remedies in our Materia Medica offering holistic support, and eliciting the help of your homeopath could make a huge difference. Together we can look at exactly what factors might be influencing your quality of sleep. There are some excellent and highly effective homeopathic remedies to help.

When you are completely at rest, your body gets down to the business of self-repair – in Traditional Chinese Medicine there are times in the night where the different organs are at their busiest (liver, lungs) so if you are waking at certain times feeling hot and sweaty, it may be that these organs are either in need of support, or you need to look at what and when you are eating and drinking before you go to bed. If you are an emotional eater this is bound to affect sleep as it will be putting more pressure on your digestive system. We can talk about this and explore possible sources of stress, look for simple adjustments to your routine, and I can identify remedies that offer constitutional treatment and organ support.

What is going on in your life? Your age and stage are bound to be important factors in how you sleep. If you are particularly susceptible to any sources of stress sleep can often be the first to go. Anything that has upset your equilibrium will have a bearing – if you are a worrier you will be familiar with sleeplessness in the run up to literally anything, from travel, exams, performance, family gatherings, and any big events involving organisation. The chuntering mind is difficult to switch off at bedtime, or once you’re awake in the night. Periods of hormonal change such as puberty and particularly menopause are notorious for disrupting sleep patterns; Together we can identify some of the most important causes for your disturbed sleep and source remedies which are tailor made for you.

If you would like to give the homeopathic approach a try, do call me to have an initial chat, and we can talk about how this gentle form of support might get you back on track.