Monday, February 10, 2014

Local Raw Honey for my allergy


A few years ago, I started to have seasonal, pollen allergies. From congested nose, itchy eyes, to headaches, similar symptoms people suffers when they got cold. I used to take allergy medicine every single day. I didn't know there was a natural remedy for it until a mom in a homeschooling group I was  in asked if anyone know natural remedies for seasonal allergy and all who replies answered the same thing: Raw Honey from the Farmer Market.

So I went to the Farmer Market and asked the honey seller which one is the remedy for allergy and she replied: the wildflower one. I asked what's the different with the honey in the store. She then explained that their honey is raw and unpasteurized unlike the store. Raw honey contains enzymes and nutrients destroyed by pasteurization and filtering. Consuming local honey help our body to adapt to the allergens in the environment nearby. Further writing by Mark Sisson on this subject can be found here.

The key is to eat it a little bit {about 1 tablespoon or more as prefer} everyday to help relieve symptoms. The bee farmer suggested to start consuming this for a week to a month before allergy season.

It may not work for everyone but it works for Max and I last year. No more itchy, red, and watery eye/ nose. Oh and no more Allegra, Benadryl, Zycam, Claritin, and so on 

This flowers behind our place blooms early this year. I was not prepare and out of my local honey supply. Sure enough I was hit hard by pollen allergy last week. I literary run to the Farmer Market last Friday. Feeling much better today thanks to herbal Chinese medicine from a dear friend and Breath Right. Hopefully, the honey started to work its magic and help me win this fight with pollen allergy again. 
PS: Do not take honey if you are allergic to it. If you live nearby where I live, I know the Bee Farmer is selling at Cupertino, Saratoga, and Mountain View's Farmer Market. I don't get anything by writing this; just sharing in case it may be helpful to some of you. 

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