Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Honey and Bee-Collected Pollen May Help Treat Hay Fever

New Contenders are Vying to Become This Year's Fruity Superfoods
The Evening Standard (UK), 1/3/2007

This time of year is when we most need superfoods, something to bolster those easily made (and just as easily broken) resolutions. This year the contenders are goji berries, acai berries, acerola cherries, and making a comeback, rare honey

Honey has always been a health food, but recent studies have shown that Manuka honey (honey from countries such as New Zealand where the bees can feed on tea tree blossom) has healing properties, and that taking small amounts of honey mixed with bee pollen to build up resistance can give some sufferers relief from hay fever…

For rare and medicinal honeys it is hard to beat a trip to the Hive honey shop

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