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    • Local honey curing allergies is great marketing. The theory makes sense. Just like allergy shots, it exposes you to allergens. It's immunotherapy. But as I have long believed, it's a hoax because we humans are allergic to more than just pollen. Trees, weeds, and grass cause more allergies than pollen. And the pollen in the plant species near the bee farms is different from the pollen in your neighborhood.

      If you have bad allergies, allergy shots might be the way to go. Unprocessed honey comes with risks too, because eating bee parts and mold, the stuff that is commonly processed out in commercial honey, can make you really sick.

      Good find, VilTri.

    • FWIW - i've had some success taking honey to curtail my alergy symptoms. My whole adult life starting in around March and carrying through to about July I've suffered with allergies. I've taken pretty mucl all the OTC meds and they work to one extent or another, but only for a few weeks as i seem to build a resistance to them. When I tried honey, I noticed it took the "edge" off my symptoms - often allowing me to get by without daily pills. It didn't "cure" or "immunize" me, but it definitely makes a difference and allows me to cut back on the Allegra, Benadryl and other chemical remedies and substitute a natural one. YMMV

    • I never even knew that it was supposed to help with allergies! I just eat it because I love it. With peanut butter on a sandwich; on a slice of fresh french bread with soft butter; mixed into Greek yogurt with summer fruits.... yum. And I figure it's probably not as bad for you as refined white sugar, in moderation.