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Daniel More, MD

Local Honey to Treat Pollen Allergies

By May 8, 2012

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Spring hay fever season finds people desperate to find relief from their nasal allergy symptoms. Natural therapies, without the use of medicines, are becoming more popular, especially among allergy sufferers. It is a popular notion that eating honey is a natural remedy for symptoms of allergies and asthma. Honey contains various ingredients, including pollen allergens and components of honeybees. Locally produced honey would be expected to contain local plant pollens to which a person would be allergic, and therefore is the preferred type of honey for allergies. It makes sense that consuming pollen-containing honey would improve allergies, much like how sublingual immunotherapy works. And, the fact that many people have experienced anaphylaxis from eating honey means that there may be enough pollen to stimulate the immune system. Read more to find out if eating local honey is a good idea for treating your hay fever symptoms.

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May 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm
(1) Lane Goodberry says:

I read about the benefits of local honey years ago in the Mother Earth News. I’ve been preferring local over out of region honey ever since. Has it helped? I don’t know…but it sure hasn’t hurt. And it has helped support local beekeepers (who could well use the support right now).

May 24, 2012 at 10:44 am
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May 24, 2012 at 10:44 am
(3) www.pollen.co.uk says:

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May 24, 2012 at 10:47 am
(4) www.pollen.co.uk says:

I really like reading news about Pollen. Thanks for that informative post! Best wishes, Marc.

May 30, 2012 at 9:20 am
(5) Alexandra says:

I just wanted to thank you for writing this article on Pollen allergy symptoms. I liked reading it. Best wishes, Alexandra :)

May 30, 2012 at 9:21 am
(6) Lisa says:

Hey, nice post on Pollen allergy. I never heard of that before. Thanks. Bye, Lisa.

September 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm
(7) Tricia says:

Good post on Pollen Allergy. I have severe pollen reactions every spring and I have tried numerous remedies so it is always nice to find something new.

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