hay fever

Herb for Hay Fever: Butterbur extract equal to antihistamine, says study

The largest trial so far conducted using butterbur extract to treat hay fever shows that this plant extract is as effective as a commonly used antihistamine. In recent years there have been a few reports of small research trials that give a mixed view about the...

Healthy Kids: Take aim at allergies

Hay fever is triggered by pollen or mould spore allergens during the spring, summer or fall. The proper term is “seasonal allergic rhinitis” and symptoms include stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, itchy skin and eyes, and red, watery eyes. Hay fever is the most prevalent...

Hay Fever Relief: Top natural picks

In these fragrant spring and summer months, the population seems to divide itself into two types of people—those who suffer from hay fever and those who don’t! Most hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is caused by a reaction to ragweed pollen, though other tree, weed and...