Hay fever is the most common allergic condition that affects up to one-in-five people at some point in their life[i]. Over the past couple of years, Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacy has seen an increase of people coming into the store with hay fever complaints. It is not just the younger generation that are seeking hay fever advice, people in their 40’s and 50’s are also experiencing hay fever for the first time in their life.

The increase in hay fever sufferers could stem from climate change and environmental factors that are altering plant growth so much so that trees and grasses sometimes release their pollen in a single burst when the weather gets hot, sending airborne concentrations to extraordinarily high levels[ii].

There are many natural approaches to ease symptoms such as applying balm around the nostrils to trap the pollen, using eye drops and drinking plenty of water every day.

Susanne Haar, Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacist recommends trying a homeopathic consultation. Homeopathy can be used to help with the symptoms of hay fever and useful remedies include;

  • Nux vomica: for a runny nose during the day, which is dry at night; irritable and impatient mood; a person who feels worse in the morning, better in open air.
  • Euphrasia: for watery irritated eyes.
  • Allium cepa: for sneezing; runny nose; irritated eyes; when a person feels better in cool open air.
  • Wyethia: for itching of the palate.

Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacy is based at 87D Duke Street, Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 5PQ. To contact them call: 0207 629 3118 or visit the website All products are available to buy online or in store.


Are you interested in a free homeopathic face to face consultation (or via Skype) with an expert at Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacy or would like a homeopath to answer any reader questions, please contact Jennifer Reay on 020 8780 4264 or email