Steam Baths Ease Allergies


Researchers from Thailand had 64 people suffering from hay fever (allergic rhinitis) experience half­hour steam baths three times a week for four weeks. Half received baths without herbs; the other half's baths were enhanced with herbs such as lemongrass and ginger. The two treatments equally lowered symp­toms such as sneezing, nasal itching and nasal congestion, but those tak­ing the herbal baths reported greater satisfaction with their treatment.