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Does Local Honey Help Relieve Seasonal Allergies?

honey-3I know that its that time of year again when I walk outside and immediately start sneezing.  Spring is here in full force and so are my allergies.  Like most seasonal allergy sufferers, I take nasal spray corticosteroids and antihistamine tablets in order to remain in a somewhat functional state.  Honey is a popular natural and alternative remedy for allergies.  Its supposed to provide immunity against allergy causing pollens because the honey itself contains pollen.  Its thought that locally collected honey that is untreated and not pasteurized works best because it contains local pollen as well as enzymes from the bees that aren’t destroyed or lost by heating and filtering.   I’ve experimented with honey myself in an attempt to relieve my symptoms, from raw honey to royal jelly with no luck.  I’m still curious to see what the science has to say about the use of honey to treat allergies even though it doesn’t seem to work for me.

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