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Allergy Season? Meet Homeopathy

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

April 14th, 2023  |  9 Comments

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Joette Calabrese


Enough with the pollen already!

It seems as though everywhere I look, there is a dusty film of yellow-green pollen on sidewalks, cars, balconies and windows. Heck, if I stood still long enough, the pollen would probably coat me!

I used to have severe hay fever that resulted in an allergic reaction causing itchy, watery eyes. If you’ve watched my videos for any length of time, you’ve probably witnessed my apologies for my swollen eyes.

However, as of late, I’ve not been experiencing those symptoms — at least not as consistently as I used to. It began when we moved to Florida. I believe homeopathy has uprooted my allergies to the point that I only suffer on a very few days with an extremely high pollen count. Then with a mere dose or two of my chosen remedy, I’m good for months … even a year! This is what I mean when I say homeopathy “uproots” the condition rather than temporarily suppressing the symptoms.

I bet you’re wondering what I utilize, aren’t you?

Well, I’ll get to my favorite homeopathic medicine for allergic eyes in a moment. But first, I want to mention a few single medicines that have been shown to relieve allergy symptoms:

Keep in mind, those are just the top considerations. There are more. In fact, there are so many allergy-specific homeopathic medicines that I dedicated an entire course to the subject: Allergic?! Escape Allergies, Sensitivities, and Intolerances, with Homeopathy. Practical Protocols to Get Your Life Back. If you or anyone you love has suffered from allergies, this course will be just the education you’re looking for!

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But if one is new to homeopathy, a solid place to start is with a combination remedy, such as AllergyCalm™ (formerly RhinAllergy). Combination products contain a proprietary mixture of several of the most commonly called upon homeopathics, carefully curated by expert homeopathic pharmacists. They’re also generally more accessible, carried by many drugstores and grocery chains.

Okay, now, back to your question. What did I use for my itchy, watery, swollen eyes when my allergies flared?

Well, in fact, I employed the first medicine on Boiron’s list (above): Euphrasia officinalis 30. Euphrasia is known as an eye-oriented medicine. However, it has also been shown to benefit the whole sinus system during bouts of hay fever, including the nose and ears.Joette Calabrese

But for itchy, swollen eyes with profuse lacrimation? I immediately think of Euphrasia. If my symptoms were really severe, I might have used it two or three times a day. Once I saw a shift toward improvement, I would back off to utilizing it only once or twice daily. Then, as my symptoms would shift again to what we call “very much better,” I would halt the medication. Remember, homeopathy is medicine. We don’t take it willy-nilly; we only employ it when needed.

Symptoms are of utmost importance in homeopathy. They serve as signs … reminders. When the symptoms no longer remind us that we need the medicine, we no longer utilize it! It’s as simple as that.

And if we see absolutely no improvement whatsoever, we also halt. No improvement at all — not even in the slightest — generally means we have chosen the wrong medicine for our condition. So, we pivot to another medicine.

Homeopathy triggers the body’s natural defenses to allergies, making it the optimal choice over antihistamines and decongestants of commerce, which suppress symptoms and may cause unintended consequences (drowsiness, dry mouth, urinary suppression, headaches, etc.).

Let’s add Euphrasia officinalis 30 to our kit of must-have homeopathic medicines. Then, when a loved one’s eyes are red, watery and itchy, it will be easy to pass on the good news of homeopathy!



Joette Calabrese

P.S. As a matter of course, I receive no affiliate commission for promoting Boiron products. Instead, if you use my name “Joette” at check out, you'll receive a discount. 

P.P.S. Learn how to deal with allergies, sensitivities and intolerances of all kinds in my course, Allergic?! Yes, a course is an investment, but think of the money you’ll save when you no longer have to stock up on over-the-counter drugs of commerce or expensive allergy shots. Perhaps it’s time for some spring cleaning in your medicine cabinet!

And remember — all of my Mighties (Joette’s Mighty Members) qualify for a 10% discount on course purchases. If you need assistance getting your discount, email contact@practicalhomeopathy.com for more information.

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Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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9 thoughts on “Allergy Season? Meet Homeopathy”

  1. spj says:

    how about hepar sulph and arsenicum album for allergies ?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, PHom M says:

      It depends on the symptoms of the allergy.

  2. Emily E Friend says:

    If one’s eyes are watery and itchy (due to pollen) but they are also developing very itchy hives on knee pits, elbow pits, wrists and ankles would you use both Euphrasia AND Histaminum? My little gal (8 yrs old) gets the same symptoms every single April when the pollen count is very high. Sadly we rely on Benadryl so she doesn’t wake up with severely swollen eyelids and lips as she has in the past before we understood she was allergic to pollen.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, PHom M says:

      I urge those who need to delve deeper to consider my online course titled “Allergic!”

  3. AB says:

    My 10 year old daughter had bothersome itchy roof of mouth and watery eyes and 2 doses of Pulsatilla 200 did the trick more than once!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, PHom M says:

      Good mom.

    2. Hi dear
      Euphrasia officinalis 30 is good for this condation

      take honey 1 table spoon in a warm cup of water 2 times daily
      walk in morning20 miniets in open air
      take care

  4. Faith says:

    My 18 year old son suddenly had an allergic reaction for the first time in his life to tree pollen a couple of months ago. (We live in a very warm location.) I had some Histaminum 200 that I had bought accidentally a few years ago. I looked through some of Joette’s allergy articles and found Histaminum mentioned, so we gave it a try. My son’s symptoms were gone by the end of the day. I gave him 2 or 3 doses in the course of 2 days, and all of the runniness, sneezing and itchy eyes disappeared completely!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, PHom M says:

      Ahhh. Homeopathy.

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