Can Cannabis Treat Your Hay Fever?

Written by The Border Blog | 31 Mar 2020

Worldwide, allergic rhinitis affects between 10% and 30 % of the population.

Research shows that THC and CDB, active substances from the cannabis plant, can help keep your airways open. These substances are also known for their anti-inflammatory properties. This make’s us wonder, can it be the perfect cure for your hay fever?

The effect of cannabis on hay fever

CBD has antimicrobial properties that can alleviate the symptoms of seasonal allergies such as hay fever.

As a result, you can use cannabis that contains a high amount of CBD to open sinuses such as your forehead cavity. It can also relieve the pressure on your sinuses. The third known effect of CBD is that it can help prevent a stuffy nose.

Sounds good, right?

Yes, it does. However, there are some things you should take into consideration. If you suffer from hay fever there is a good chance that your throat and sinuses are inflamed during the pollen season. Therefore, it is not recommended to smoke your cannabis. Smoking can further irritate your throat, respiratory tract, and sinuses.

A better way of treating your hay fever would be the use of CBD oil or to consume cannabis as an edible. For example, you can make a cup of tea with CBD oil, honey, and ginger.

When you want to relieve your airways, using a vaporizer is also a great idea. A vaporizer is suitable for both recreational and medicinal purposes. Thanks to vaping, you can consume cannabis without the health risks associated with smoking.

More useful tips

Besides using CBD-oil, consuming edibles and vaping, you can also use the following tips:

  • Hay fever is caused by pollen. When at home, close windows and doors during the pollen season. This will help reduce irritation to the eyes and lungs.
  • Wash your hands and hair regularly. Washing your pillowcases more often can’t hurt either.
  • Planning on going outside? Put on your (sun) glasses. This way, pollens are less likely to come into contact with your eyes.
  • There are several mobile apps for hay fever. Apps like these allow you to check live pollen updates for your location. Very useful technology!

Source: The Border