Does local honey reduce seasonal allergies?

I have always heard that consuming local honey helps to reduce the effects of seasonal allergies. I have yet to test this theory but I’m sure many of you have.

It is said that since local bees pollinate local flowers, small amounts of the pollen prevalent in your area will end up in the honey. Eating the honey on a regular basis will help build up your immunity to these allergens.

It sounds like a pretty solid theory. Not only are you supporting local businesses by buying honey from producers in your community, it also reduces emissions from the transport of honey. This is a win-win for the economy and the environment.

But how much honey would I need to consume? How long would this take? Let me know what you think? Do you believe this really works….why or why not?

Source: Mother Nature Network

Photo: Cltampa.com

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One response to this post.

  1. From my understanding just a tablespoon of local honey a day helps boost immunities to local pollens. I mix mine with plain organic yogurt for a delicious natural immunity boost.

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