Local Honey

Honey is much more than just a sweetener. It has been used for centuries for healing and rejuvenation. Some research supports the theory that local honey-- obtained as close as possible to where you live--may help build an immunity to some seasonal allergies.

Allergies are triggered by continuous exposure to the same allergen over time. Even if a particular plant is not allergenic initally, it can potentially become very allergenic if you spend much time in the same environment as the plant. Honey made by bees in the vicinity of the allergenic plant will contain tiny amounts of pollen from that plant. This honey will act as a sort of vaccine if taken in small amounts--a few teaspoons per day--for several months, and can provide relief from seasonal pollen-related allergies.