How to Treat Hayfever With Herbal Remedies

How to Treat Hayfever With Herbal Remedies

Some herbal remedies may be as effective at treating hayfever as conventional medicines. Avoid the unpleasant side effects that over-the-counter medications can have by choosing herbal remedies to relieve the mucus, sore throat, nasal inflammation, coughing and other symptoms of hayfever.

Things You'll Need:


Elder flowers


Comfrey leaf

Nettle leaf

Lemon balm tea

Echinacea capsules

Oregon Grape Root tincture

Propolis tincture

Butterbur extract


Make a tea of dried eyebright, elder flowers, yarrow, comfrey leaf and nettle leaf. These herbs are mildly antihistamine and help reduce mucus.


Drink lemon balm tea at least once daily. Lemon balm soothes irritation and inflammation and relaxes the body. It relaxes spasms to offer some relief from painful coughing.


Take Echinacea capsules to give your immune system a boost. This natural antibiotic is thought to stimulate the production of white blood cells and improve the lymph glands.


Use Oregon Grape Root tincture to reduce excess mucus, allowing you to breathe easier. This decongestant herb releases toxins from the body, supposedly has powerful antibiotic and anti-infective properties and stimulates the immune system.


Take propolis tincture to soothe an irritated throat. Propolis has a high vitamin content and is rich in amino acids and trace elements. It can help heal abrasions in the throat. The bioflavonoids in propolis have antioxidant effects that help maintain a healthy immune system.


Get butterbur extract, also known as bog rhubarb, from your local health food store. Butterbur extract has anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties and doesn't have the sedative effects of conventional medicines for hayfever.