Sunday, March 26, 2006

Local Honey Recommended for Allergies

This is a Sweet Remedy for Allergies
By Jane Duckwall, The Charlotte Observer (USA), 3/26/2006

If you're someone who sneezes through spring, you may find relief in the sweetest of home remedies: honey from the very bees who may have flown through your garden, gathering the pollens that make your eyes water, your nose run and your companion continually say, "Bless you!"

The theory is that local pollen particles end up in local beehives, and honey from those hives helps create immunities for allergy sufferers.

Lest anyone confuse me for a doctor or someone who knows what she's talking about, let me add a disclaimer: I'm not a doctor and I really don't know what I'm talking about. But I like this theory just the same. And if you're anticipating a spring made miserable -- instead of glorious -- by beautiful blooming plants propelling allergens in the air, what's the harm in a couple of teaspoons of honey every day?...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is not necessary to consume LOCAL bee pollen or honey in order to get relief from allergy. Allergies are caused by wind-bown pollens from trees and grasses. These are not the pollen that bees collect. It is more important to choose honey and pollen product that are free from other contaminants that can actually aggravate allergy.