Seasonal allergies suck. Itchy, watery eyes; uncontrollable sneezing; coughing; fatigue; irritability. Who needs it?
While talking with a co-worker the other day, the conversation eventually turned to the topic of allergies. Here on the West coast of Canada, the pollen from alder trees is especially irritating to some people including my co-worker who is a frequent user of allergy shots and over-the-counter allergy medicine.
One of her clients told her about a very simple remedy to help alleviate the sensitivities to alder pollen – honey. Buy some good quality honey made by bees who live in your region. Take 1/2 teaspoon of honey one to two times a day. The bees pick up bits of pollen on their feet as they move from plant to plant and the small traces of pollen makes it way into the honey. When you eat the honey, you are exposed to minute traces of pollen will de-sensitize you to the pollen in your area. (If you are allergic to bees, this remedy is not for you.)
This past spring, my co-worker tried this natural allergy treatment and was able to completely abandon her allergy meds. Her eyes no longer looked like she had been crying for hours and not a sniffle to be heard.
In my area a 1 kg jar of local honey costs between $13.99 – $15.99. Yes, that is expensive, but less expensive than a month’s worth of allergy medication and without the yucky side effects that allergy meds create.
Allergies are usually worse in the spring and fall depending on what irritates your body. For severe cases, you might also want to consider going on a dietary cleanse at these times of the year to help rid your body of stored toxins. If you are in poor health and have not done a cleanse before, please consult with a naturopathic doctor for guidance.
If you have ever suffered from allergies, you can appreciate the value of symptom-free days. Try this simple, natural remedy and BEE allergy free.