Got seasonal allergies? Pollen-sensitivity strikes in spring for many folks. I’ve sniffled and snuffled and sneezed my way through the season for years.
But those allergy symptoms have lessened considerably, since I took a farmer friend’s advice a few years ago. Local honey is the secret.
A spoonful of local honey each day, starting in early March, seems to help ward off the worst pollen allergy symptoms for plenty of people. It has to be local, which means the bees producing it used pollens similar to those found in the same area.
It seems to be sort of like building up immunity or inoculating oneself against the allergens. OK, some physicians may disagree, but lots of people swear by it.
Mass-produced grocery store honeys could come from anywhere, so they tend not to have the same effects.
Know a beekeeper?
Local honey can be found at feed and grain depots and lots of community grocery and food shops. Future Farmer and 4-H groups sometimes sell local honey in season as well.
I’m not rushing out to buy a beekeeper suit, a bee house, or other apiary supplies. But I love that I can enjoy a little honey on my breakfast toast or bagel, or perhaps in a cup of tea, and then step out into my yard without experiencing sneezing fits.
Call it an old wives’ tale, if you wish. But my experience (and that of many others) begs to differ.
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