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Looking for a holistic remedy for hayfever?

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Following the sudden rise in both temperature and pollen count are you suffering from an onslaught of hayfever symptoms? Tried everything and nothing seems to help alleviate the incessant sneezing and itchy eyes? Well a new research has suggested that CBD oil could be an effective new treatment.

For many hay fever sufferers, over the counter medications do not provide adequate relief from the symptoms of hayfever, even more annoying when these ineffective remedies can set you back more than a tenner per week.

An alternative in the offering comes in the form of cannabidiol (CBD), derived from the cannabis plant it has received much attention of late for its wide ranging benefits to health.

Many studies have already confirmed CBD's anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, scientists are now extending that thinking to suggest it may work as a natural and effective alternative to over-the-counter or prescription medicine.

According to exclusive research from Eos Scientific, reported on by the Express, British people are more open to holistic remedies, in fact preferring them to prescription medicine.

In research commissioned across a nationally representative sample of more than 2000 UK adults, the results showed that 24% of Brits (representing more than 11 million of the adult population) prefer to manage their health with holistic remedies.

Further to this, 35% of those aged 18-34 would prefer to use holistic remedies and 38% of Brits (representing 17.4 million people) would use CBD oil to manage their health. This figure rises to 50% for those aged 18-34.

Simon Manthorpe, CEO of Eos Scientific, said:

“While the number of users of CBD is increasing, so is the number of benefits posed and it’s good to make consumers aware of this. The number of UK users of CBD oil has almost doubled in the last year, with many claiming the cannabis-based products are a more natural and easily accessible way to manage their health.

“While prescribed medicine will always be the recommendation of medical professionals, we are seeing increasing numbers of people turning to more alternative remedies and, with an increasing number of medical studies into the benefits of CBD, more of its uses are becoming apparent.

“Currently in the early stages of research, CBD oil’s use as a remedy for hay fever and allergy already looks promising and, as many complain that traditional medicine does little to alleviate their symptoms, CBD oil may be a great alternative.”

A healthy balanced diet is the best way to consume all the nutrients we need. Sometimes however this isn't possible and then supplements can help. This article isn't intended to replace medical advice. Please consult your healthcare professional before trying any supplements or herbal medicines.