Ack! Pollen Season…

…started two weeks early this year & caught me unaware. Itchy eyes, itchy skin, a little sneezing (which is bound to get worse if I don’t do something). Of course, it didn’t help that today, the US Forest Service did a controlled burn and smoke permeated the better part of two counties…

It’s time to take more frequent showers to get the pollen off my skin & out of my hair; grab the sterile saline solution* to rinse my eyes; and start drinking three cups per day of a Nettle infusion to combat respiratory reactions to all the pollen.

* Get the stuff made for rinsing contact lenses. It’s less expensive than anything else and works like a charm.


  • Aloe Posted March 11, 2014 5:43 pm

    Does the nettle infusion make you sleepy? It knocks me out like Benadryl (I’ve been told it’s a natural antihistamine and this is why but I’ve not researched that). Interestingly nettle tincture doesn’t have the same affect on me.

    • DeborahJ Posted March 11, 2014 6:02 pm

      Yes, Nettle is a natural antihistamine but the infusion doesn’t bother me at all. Then again, it takes a LOT of Benadryl to knock me out. If the tincture doesn’t bother you, try 15-30 drops in a glass of water a couple times a day.

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