How can CBD help with Hay Fever?

While most of us are excited for the Summer months, for those who suffer with hay fever, this just isn’t the case.

In 2017, it was reported that around 31% of the UK population suffered with hay fever.

Nasal sprays and anti-histamines are the most common remedies, however, for some, these just don’t seem to help.

Recent studies have now shown that CBD could be an effective treatment in relieving symptoms of the allergies for sufferers, as well as reducing pain caused by these.

What is hay fever?

Hay fever is usually worse between the months of March and September especially when it’s warm, humid and windy as this is when pollen count is at its highest.
Symptoms of hay fever are similar to that of the common cold and include:
  • Sneezing and coughing
  • A runny or blocked nose
  • Itchy, red or watery eyes
  • Headache
  • Earache
  • Feeling tired
There is currently no complete cure or prevention for hay fever, but there are things sufferers can do to help the symptoms, and CBD is looking likely to be one of them.


How can CBD help hay fever?

Over the years, CBD has shown its ability to reduce the severity of allergies and their symptoms.

CBD works with the endocannabinoid system to help promote a healthy homeostatic balance. Cannabinoids can work to balance out the body’s immune system and other internal systems.


CBD is a well-known for its pain relief, but as well as this, CBD is also an anti-inflammatory has antimicrobial properties. These can alleviate symptoms of hay fever and other seasonal allergies.


Inflammation is a typical allergy symptom which occurs due to the irritation and harm various allergens have on the body’s cells. CBD can combat inflammation through the activation of cannabinoid receptors.
In addition to reducing inflammation, CBD can also help to open up the sinus passageways and relieve nasal pressure and congestion for sufferers.


It has been discovered that CBD can stop the body’s airways from closing. When people cough frequently and have difficulties breathing, their airways can close. However, CBD can step in and prevent this from happening–a huge relief for allergy sufferers.


CBD can also be a successful treatment for allergies because it helps to regulate the behaviour and production of white blood cells that react when the body is exposed to allergens.

Can CBD help allergies in dogs?

Although hay fever in dogs is extremely rare, our furry friends are no strangers to allergies. The most common symptom of allergies in dogs is itchy skin.


When your dog gets allergies, they can affect the proper function of the ECS.


The cannabinoids in CBD oil help to reduce those allergy symptoms and do this by supplementing the natural endocannabinoids in the body. They’re essentially subsidizing your dog’s endocannabinoid system.

Which form of CBD is best to take for hay fever?

For relief from hay fever, you can consume CBD oil as a sublingual combined with coconut oil or raw honey in tea for a soothing and healing drink.


If you suffer from hay fever or any other allergies, and are taking medication for these, we would recommend consulting your GP before taking any CBD products.