- Mar 14, 2010
Hayfever....had it since about age 4 maybe. So bad I got tested in the late 60's and I'm allergic to everything that grows in IN. For decades it was 2 shots a week in summer, plus meds. But that did little help. Then for many years a doc would give me one shot of kenalog that helped a bunch, but when he retired they stopped giving it to me and back to suffering, so much that would miss days at work. Lately I have used Claritin from phamacy that you have to show ID...it helps and am on it for 30-40 days and don't like how it makes my head feel. So I heard about people with hayfever drinking Stinging Nettle Tea. What a bunch of crap.......really.....? So this early summer I harvested stinging nettle, dried and jared it and on June 14th started drinking 1 glass a day, and in the middle of August went to two glass, in morning and glass in the evening so twice a day. I'm told the tops of these nettles have 5x the vitiman C of a orange among other things. Today I still don't have the hayfever kicking in kicking my butt! Its way over due and pollen count is over 10 for awhile now. When Pollen count hits 7-8 I know it. Yesterday I mowed the yard and came in with hayfever, drank my glass of tea and a hour later felt way better. I have never got this far into the season without meds and never felt this good. I should of been on meds and eyes swelling and unable to breath through my nose days ago....I will update as Sept goes by, but usually by mid Sept I start to feel better and by the end of Sept complety off meds. I have not takin any meds yet and feel great! This is unreal!!! I'm 61 and wish I knew about Nettles other than being a weed 55 years ago!!!! The testing continues, I'm still mowing the yard and being outside more than ever....nettles.....it was worth the try!