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    I am wondering if there are any easily accessable wild plants in Ontario area, for allergies. Its the springtime runny nose, irritated eyes kind of allergy. Any help? thanks!


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    I'm not aware of any plant that will treat allergies. It's not a single symptom malady like a stomach ache or headache for example. It's a systemic reaction to an allergen. You might talk to your PCP and try to find out if there is a specific cause (dander, pollen, etc.) or if there are multiple causes.

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    Default Hay fever help

    Apply a thin layer of Vaseline™ just inside nostrils to trap pollen and reduce exposure.

    There are several articles you can find if you google Vaseline Hay Fever. I haven't found much beyond a brief comment about doing this as a preventative measure. I have not tried this and do not know how effective this is.

    As far as it being Bush craft medicine, well if you use vaseline soaked cotton balls as a fire starter or have some for other purpose, this adds to your bag of tricks. What could it hurt? If you have a petroleum sensitivity, you may want to take caution in trying this.
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    talking to your PCP, it's the first sign of an angel dust problem...

    as for pollen allergies; i've heard and read numerous references to taking local raw honey daily, though i can't speak for it's efficacy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canid View Post
    as for pollen allergies; i've heard and read numerous references to taking local raw honey daily, though i can't speak for it's efficacy.
    Nor can I, but also have heard this, and it makes sense.

    Problem would be to find some local honey, that isn't pasteurized.
    Farmers market does sell honey, wonder if you could request some that is right out of the comb? Hummmmm (Thinking)

    Now that you mention it, it's been a long time since I have come across a real "bee tree".
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    clearly it's just a simple matter of setting yourself on fire and raiding a wild hive. bees are afraid of fire, right?

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    I'm trying to think through this (which presents its own set of problems). Obviously, some air is getting through and that air would be laden with whatever allergen a person is sensitive to so I'm not understanding how it would work. True, it might capture some allergens but the air getting through wouldn't be pure. Just my misguided thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canid
    'hey fellas, hold me beer and this book of matches...'
    Or, as we say down here...."Hey ya'll! Watch this!"

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    Now that you mention it, it's been a long time since I have come across a real "bee tree".
    friend and i came across a nice hive up in chico last year, on a downed oak limb. my friend spotted it just as he was about to step over/on it.
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    i would agree. if a quart of snot in your sinuses isn't catching it all, i'm not sure how well a dap of vasoline will help.
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    Okay. There's a picture I'll be trying to get out of my head this evening.

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    I might give it a try next spring when i mow the lawn. Vaseline in my nose isn't exactly on my list of priorities. Like I said just tossing it out there.
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    The honey does work, sort of. I have allergies and fight this every spring. I tried honey from one of the local bee keepers and it lessened the effects of the symptoms. It took many months of taking a spoonful daily but it reduced the problems I had and now I dont have to take the honey daily. I still have several bad days in the spring and summer but a claritin on those days keeps me normal.

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    I wish all I had to worry about is a Claritin to keep me normal. You should see the size of the pills the doctor has us on. This is life size.

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    The local bee keepers around here swear by the local honey curing alergy thing.
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    yeah, normal might be a stretch...can you take them pills of yours with Pepsi?

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    You can but milk is much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I wish all I had to worry about is a Claritin to keep me normal. You should see the size of the pills the doctor has us on. This is life size.

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    From what I understand, those pills will cure allergies caused by:

    Enriched Wheat Flour - enriched with ferrous sulphate (iron), B vitamins (niacin, thiamine mononitrate [B1], ribofavin [B12] and folic acid).
    Sugar
    Corn syrup
    Water
    High fructose corn syrup
    Vegetable and/or animal shortening - containing one or more of partially hydrogenated soybean, cottonseed or canola oil, and beef fat.
    Dextrose
    Whole eggs
    Modified corn starch
    Cellulose gum
    Whey
    Leavenings (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate)
    Salt
    Cornstarch
    Corn flour
    Corn syrup solids
    Mono and diglycerides
    Soy lecithin
    Polysorbate 60
    Dextrin
    Calcium caseinate
    Sodium stearol lactylate
    Wheat gluten
    Calcium sulphate
    Natural and artificial flavours
    Caramel colour
    Sorbic acid (to retain freshness)
    Colour added (yellow 5, red 40)
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    Doctors orders, right?

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    Of course. All three of us have prescriptions.
    We do.
    I didn't get one.
    Yes you did. check your pocket.
    Oh! Yeah. Never mind.

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