Allergies

Honey For Allergies

Many people love honey for its lovely taste and health benefits. Honey is also used as a home remedy to reduce pollen allergies.Although medically unproven, honey is supposed to reduce the allergies due to pollen and reduce your chances getting hay fever.

Seasonal allergies can result in in watery and itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. If you find these symptoms, do consult your allergist to determine if you have allergies.

Honey For Allergies: How Does it Work?

Honey contains small amounts of pollen. When you consume honey, gradually your immune system would be desensitized to the pollen. This pollen present in the honey is of small quantity, hence it does not trigger an allergic reaction. And the quantity is enough to desensitize your immune system to enable you to overcome allergies.

Honey for allergies works similar to allergy shots or immunotherapy. In this treatment,small amount of allergen (allergy causing substance) is injected. This dosage is gradually. Over time the patient would get desensitized to the allergen and can overcome allergies. In the same way, honey which contains the pollen is supposed to reduce seasonal allergies. Hence, honey is a  popular home remedy to treat allergies.

About 2 to 3 spoons every day is reommended for overcoming allergies. However, it should be remembered that this remedy does not have scientific research to back it up. But, consuming honey does benefit as it contains vitamins, antioxidants, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc and potassium which can enable you to be healthy to a great extent.

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