A Solution to the Symptoms of Allergens

Peter Morrell attends a fascinating presentation about allergens both in and outdoors and hears about how to combat the symptoms with products made by A Vogel, who have been producing natural and herbal remedies since 1923

Many people think that it’s only outside the home that the air is polluted. It’s true that particulates from diesel engines, brake and tyre dust and pollen are all present in large concentrations in high population areas. However, these pollutants are not the only sources of allergens, there are many more lurking inside your own home and in the workplace.

I listened to a very interesting presentation by Tim Robinson, Head of Science at Airtopia. Airtopia is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of cleaner air and offer a service to test the air quality in private homes.

Tim explained that there are many sources of allergens that people are probably not aware of. These include mould spores, nail polish and hair care products, cosmetics like perfume and deodorants, room fresheners and scented candles, gas hobs, new furniture, smoke from fires, and cleaning materials.

He stressed that keeping the moisture level low in the home and good ventilation are both key to promoting a cleaner living environment. I found the presentation to be very revealing and had no ideas about the extent of the issue.

The next presenter was equally interesting, Alison Cullen, Nutritional Therapist and Education manager at A Vogel. Alison spoke about the effects that allergens both inside and outside the home have on the body. I discovered that as well as runny noses, blocked sinuses and sore throats there is also the risk of longer term conditions that affect organs like the heart and lungs.

Alison continued to explain some of the body’s natural defences like the sinuses. These are a complex network of chambers and tubes that clean the air we breathe. If there are allergens in the air then this mechanism can also suffer. The effects can include inflammation, obstructed sinus tubes, the accumulation of fluid, and infection.

The effects can cause itchy eyes, nasal mucus, plugged nose, facial pain, fever and headaches.

Fortunately, help is at hand with a range of products from A Vogel. These are natural remedies that will give you fast relief I have listed below the range of products that can help you alleviate the effects of allergens.

This was a very interesting session which highlighted the source of allergen problems, the effect on the body and the remedies available.

About A.Vogel

The basis of the A.Vogel health brand is the credo of the founder, the Swiss pioneer of natural health Alfred Vogel (1902-1996) who said; “Nature gives us everything we need to protect and maintain our health”.

Fresh, organically grown herbs form the foundation for the effective, scientifically proven herbal medicines, nutritional supplements as well as revitalising food products offered to you.

With reliable, balanced information on natural healthcare, diet and lifestyle, A.Vogel gives you a better understanding of how you can help yourself achieve a more natural and healthy lifestyle.

A.Vogel has been helping people maintain their health since 1923.


List of Products

Pollinosan Hayfever Tablets 120s £10.50
Pollinosan Hayfever Tablets is a homeopathic medicinal product used within the homeopathic tradition to relieve the symptoms of hayfever and other forms of allergic rhinitis. It is non-drowsy and won’t affect your ability to drive or use machinery. Suitable for children over 12 years of age. Always read the leaflet. Contains: Ammi visnaga 1x, Aralia racemosa 2x, Cardiospermum halicacabum2x, Larrea mexicana 2x, Luffa operculata 6x, Okoubaka aubrevillei 2x, Galphimia glauca 3x.

Available from: Holland & Barrett and independent health stores nationwide

Pollinosan Luffa Nasal Spray 20ml £7.99
Need a helping hand in fighting those pesky allergens? Pollinosan Luffa Nasal Spray works by rinsing and cleansing the nose of allergens, whilst restoring fluid and moisture in the nasal passages, making the nose feel soothed and more comfortable. This remedy is vegan, suitable for use on children from the age of 6 upwards and can be used the moment you feel symptoms coming on.

Available from: Holland & Barrett and independent health stores nationwide

Eye Drops 10ml £9.99
Eyes can become dry and irritated as a result of a number of factors in our modern world. Working long hours at a computer screen, air-conditioning and pollution are all contributory factors. A.Vogel Eye drops contain Hyaluronic acid and Euphrasia, and can be used to relieve dry, irritated or tired eyes. The unique delivery system of these eye drops presents one drop at a time and the bottle is especially sterile to avoid preservatives, ensuring that the drops can be used continuously and intensively. These drops are suitable for vegans, and help maintain lubrication of the eyes. They are also suitable for use whilst wearing contact lenses.

Available from: Holland & Barrett and independent health stores nationwide

Extra Moisturising Eye Drops 10ml £12.99
Are available for extremely dry, irritated, tired eyes and contain double the amount of hyaluronic acid for an extra soothing and longer-lasting experience.

Available from: Holland & Barrett and independent health stores nationwide

Sinuforce Nasal Spray 20ml £7.95
Sinuforce Nasal Spray is a natural decongestant providing rapid relief from nasal congestion, nasal catarrh or runny nose. It contains peppermint and eucalyptus oil to ease breathing, chamomile oil which has a soothing effect on your nose. It also reduces swelling of the nasal mucous membranes, but leaves the natural protective function intact.

Available from: Holland & Barrett and independent health stores nationwide

Sinuforce Dry Nose Nasal Spray 15ml £8.50
A.Vogel Sinuforce Dry Nose Nasal Spray contains moisturising and soothing ingredients to help dry nasal passages and mucus crusts. It forms a protective layer over the affected nasal tissues and binds moisture, helping to prevent dehydration.

Available from: Holland & Barrett and independent health stores nationwide

Stinging Nettle Urtica Drops 50ml £10.50
Stinging Nettle (Urtica drops) has been used traditionally as a therapeutic herb for a myriad of health complaints ranging from the more serious to improving the appearance and quality of hair. Nettles can be given to anyone with inflammatory conditions or undertaking detox programmes. They are also the perfect partner to vitamin C for countering the raised histamine levels seen with hayfever or prickly heat.

Available from: Independent health stores nationwide