Traditionally, alfalfa has been one of the best herbal treatments for seasonal allergies such as hay fever. It contains lots of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium to effectively neutralize the blood and calm the immune and nervous systems allowing irritated mucus members to heal. For many allergy sufferers, it improves the itchy runny nose and sneezing that comes with ragweed and seasonal allergies. Freshly gathered herbs are best, but if you don't have access to field alfalfa, you can buy alfalfa tea at many health food stores. Below is my tea recipe for hay fever relief tea.
4 cups of boiling water
3 tablespoons of dried alfalfa leaves & blossoms
3 peppermint leaves to enhance the flavor
Steep for 10 minutes
Strain and sweeten with honey to further sooth the mucus membranes.
Drink one cup - four times each day for a sniffle free season. Herbs heal the body but must be taken consistently over time (throughout the season) to be effective. If you feel the need for a greater dosage, more will not hurt you.
Just a note: Unfortunately, if you're allergic to alfalfa this remedy should not be considered.
Stop and smell the flowers....allergy free!
Life is better with herbs,