Brigitte Mars is an herbalist from Boulder, Colorado, with over 40 years’ experience in natural lifestyles. She lived for two and a half years, on wild edible plants while living in a tipi in the Ozarks, in the early seventies. She is the author of The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Country Almanac of Home Remedies, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, The HempNut Cookbook, Rawsome!, and Healing Herbal Teas.
Although an allergic reaction (mostly from pollen), hay fever has symptoms of a fever. The antibody that causes hay fever is Immunoglobulin E (IgE). Follow a wholesome diet including greens for their beta-carotene and flavanoid. Avoid outdoors when pollens are maximum in the air and use neti pot with non-iodized salt to cool congested membranes. Herbs like eyebright, ginger root, licorice root, marshmallow root, mullein leaf, and nettle also provide great relief.
Eyes are the most ignored organ of our body. Besides eating the wholesome food, the smoothie of carrots, blueberries, sunflower seeds, spirulina powder, and leafy greens strengthens the eyes. The herbal eye wash, using the herb eyebright, is beneficial for improving poor sight. The herbal tea consisting of goji berries, ho shou wu, red jujube dates, and chrysanthemum flowers nourish the eye. Do exercises, take breaks while working on computers, don't always wear the glasses, let sunrays cross over your closed eyes, use quality sunglasses, and prefer natural light for healthy eyes.