Ok so first off who doesn't love honey?!? I use it in tea and sometimes just straight out of the jar because I love sweetness. But who knew these two would be effective at warding off allergies?
When I moved to Vegas my allergies began to hinder my days. I was unable to even run outside for longer than a block before my eyes would water uncontrollably and I was short of breath. I thought living in a desert climate would be LESS likely to have horrible allergies but with our windy city comes dust kick up and I found myself suffering. I was sleeping 8-14 hours because I was always tired& Drained. I tried allergy meds but my body is sensitive to anything over the counter and I usually suffer some sort of consequence. So I decided to try to find a natural route.
After about a year of searching I walked into a Whole Foods and someone mentioned "Local Bee Pollen" I picked some up and immediately tried it when I got home...It was NASTY! I chewed and chewed and made "that face" you know the one you make when somethings horrible like plane food haha. It wasn't good. Soon I found I could disguise it i shakes and also in local honey or Manuka Honey. I love Manuka Honey for its myriad of benefits! So I decided to begin taking it that way. Happy to say 1 year later and still have my allergies under control :)
The reason you want to buy LOCAL is not only helping your local farmers but it contains histamines for the environment in which you live. So it will work more effective. You can get these at a local health store.
"Bee pollen actually reduces histamine, which is the same target over -the-counter medications act upon. It can be effective for a wide range of respiratory diseases, ranging from asthma to chronic sinus infections."
Now if you are allergic to pollens I would seek advice before beginning any routine with local honey ect...better safe than sorry!