Local honey and allergies

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 03, 2012 at 5:23 AM

I've been told that eating honey from a local bee keeper/hive should help dealing with pollen allergies. Now I have found this delicious honey at our farmers market but now I wonder how much do I need to eat from this honey (or add to tea) for the wanted effect?? Anyone have experience with this? I do not take any allergy meds of any kind. Thanks!



on December 04, 2012
at 04:06 AM

thank you for your input. I bought the honey at a local farmers market, spoke to the beekeeper herself. it is raw and from within 5-10 miles from where we live. Not sure about the pollen part tho. I make tea the old fashioned way, make a pot full with leaves after boiling and slightly letting it cool down. I hope that means by the time I pour it in a cup it cooled down enough to not affect the honey....

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on December 03, 2012
at 12:35 PM

Essie I just started doing this as well. I've heard about the benefits from both Paleo and non-Paleo people.

However, make sure you purchase Raw, Local, Unfiltered, Honey with actual bee pollen in it.

Whole Foods sells this honey at my area store, but I am also in the process of buying directly from a local farmer himself through my coworker.

I still am not sure if this method works, but I am willing to try. I never had any issues with allergies until I moved from St. Louis, MO to the NOVA/DC area. Last spring was the absolute worst for me after living in the area for a little less than two years.


on December 03, 2012
at 07:32 AM

Any and all actual research says this theory is baloney. The pollen proteins are synthesized by the bees in a way such that the final product has no impact on allergies. I'd love for this to be true, though. So I hope somebody can show I'm wrong.



on December 03, 2012
at 07:31 AM

Try it raw, not in the tea (that would boil a lot of the aspects of the tea). Just a teaspoon of honey each day is enough. Also try local bee pollen, not just honey, for higher potency. And remember, for any of this to work, the honey has to be RAW, unfiltered, and local. Make sure it says so in the bottle.

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