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Several years ago I went to an allergist after a really horrible summer of sneezing, watery eyes, and a raw throat. I was diagnosed with as being allergic to grass, trees, cats, dogs, weeds, pollen, and a few more things. Basically everything outside. I remember thinking, “Grass?!? Really!?!”

Now my allergies aren’t extreme. Usually a Claritin works for me. So I am not saying that I have the cure-all to all allergies. I just know what works for me.  This, of course, is just for pollen allergies.  And even then, there are no promises that your pollen is the same as my pollen.  That said…

I have a friend who has bees, and they live within 5 miles of my house. I have found that if I eat about a teaspoon of local honey every day, my allergies are gone. I can quit the medicine and live happy!  It takes about a week for the allergies to go away – and then I usually am allergy-free as long as I eat the honey :).  Sometimes the honey is more expensive – but always cheaper than medicine!

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Allergies & Honey:

  • The honey has to be raw and local.
  • I have heard that the honey has to be harvested in the season in which you have the allergies.  Fall honey for fall allergies, etc.
  • “Local” means a close enough radius where your local seasonal plants are growing.
  • Not all bee farms are certified to sell in stores – so you might have to find a local individual that just practices bee husbandry as a hobby.

How do I eat the honey?  I always eat it in the morning for breakfast.  Sometimes I eat it on oatmeal, but right now I am eating it on toasted Ezekiel Bread with natural peanut butter.  Basically the best breakfast ever.  And, I have been known to eat it right out of the jar.  The honey itself is amazing – much more flavorful than store honey!

Does anyone else have experience with this?  I’d love to know if it works for anyone else!

Cure your allergies with Local Honey!  - A Modern Commonplace Book