Honey Helps Manage Allergies

honey and skinDuring the seasons of spring and summer, many American experience a dramatic increase in their allergy symptoms. It has been found that daily consumption of raw and local honey can help build immunity against seasonal allergies. There are many conventional medications used to treat allergies but these come with their own side effects. Antihistamines can cause allergic reactions (imagine that!) and exhaustion. There are natural remedies many allergy sufferers use to manage their diets and one of the strongest remedies is consumption of local, raw honey.

There is some existing research supporting that local honey will help you fight seasonal allergies. According to Livestrong.com, “Honey made by bees in the vicinity of the allergenic plant will contain tiny amounts of pollen from that plant. This honey will act as a sort of vaccine if taken in small amounts – a few teaspoons per day – for several months, and can provide relief from seasonal pollen-related allergies”. It is also worth noting, many allergy sufferers experience changes in their allergies throughout their lifetime. Exposing yourself to local, raw honey might have the power to prevent future allergies. The recommended “dosage” is two to three teaspoons per day.

Honey has been used for centuries for healing and rejuvenation. If you plan on using honey to help your allergy symptoms, it is important to select honey that is local and raw. Buying local honey is important because bees carry pollen from their environment to their hives, which will expose you to local pollen. Raw honey is essential because it has not been processed with heating or pasteurized. This process destroys some of the beneficial compounds in the honey and removes the allergens that you are attempting to build immunity for. The label will say “raw, local honey” and often looks more solid with small pieces of beeswax in the liquid.

In addition to preventing seasonal allergies, your daily dose of local and raw honey can help you digest your food and give you essential vitamins and minerals. Of course raw honey has a varied nutrient content but can expose you to vitamins B2, C, B6, B5, and B3. Some people also use honey as a cough suppressant. The moral of this story is that a few teaspoons of honey a day keeps the doctor away!

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