Friday, August 11, 2006

Honey Recommended for Allergies

Honey is Medicine, Not Just a Sweet Treat
By Traci-Dale Crawford, The Daily Press (USA), 8/10/2006

Which over-the-counter product would you rather take for seasonal allergies: diphenhydramine, chlorpheniramine, pseudoephedrine or honey?

That's right, honey. It has been used for hundreds of years as a way to curtail allergies to local pollens.

"You want the stuff that's grown locally," said B.J. Amos of Healthy Solutions in Gloucester. "It is wonderful stuff. We have so many customers who use it, we can't keep it in stock."

Honey has a history as a homespun remedy for everything from colds to bad breath to longevity to fatigue, but should never be given to children under the age of 12 months. There isn't any scientific data to support the idea that ingesting honey works, but there is some anecdotal evidence…

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