Raw Honey For Allergies

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My friend, who used to have airborne allergies, tells me to try raw honey as a natural allergy remedy for my daughter. She says she eats a teaspoon of raw honey every day in the spring and fall for the past 5 years and she has not had an allergy episode. I was not quite convinced because I didn't think raw honey was effective in treating or curbing allergies. When my daughter's allergy flared up a few months ago, my friend again suggested that I give raw honey a try. I didn't have raw honey but regular honey at that time so I gave a teaspoon to my daughter. This was the same allergy episode I wrote in my Allergy Tip post. I think the honey only soothed her throat because she was coughing less but she was still coughing for another week or so. I told my friend that the honey didn't work on my daughter and the first question she asked was "did you use raw honey?". I told her no and she said regular honey is not the same as raw honey.

I bought a jar of wildflower raw honey a few days ago after noticing that some people's allergies are flaring up lately because it's summer. Up until that day, I didn't know what was the difference between raw and regular honey. According to the jar label that I bought, raw honey is 'strained, unheated,, untreated, and non diluted' which contains 'only raw honey, pollen, propolis and live enzyme'. 
I found some very interesting health facts from researches conducted on raw honey. I suggest you check the entirety of the data at Really Raw Honey. According to Really Raw Honey:


"Much of the effectiveness of raw honey to help treat respiratory problems has been traced to the bee pollen and propolis suspended within it. According to a research report from Bulgria, they found the honey has anti-allergic, anti-imflammatory, and expectorant properties that insure the body has an immunobiological defense and give it the capacity to regenerate its attacked cells."


My daughter got the sniffles - itchy eyes and runny nose on Tuesday and I gave her a teaspoon of raw honey. I waited. I kept checking on her to see if she felt better and she said her runny nose had stopped and her eyes felt better. The next morning, she looked perfectly fine and again, I asked her how she was feeling and she said no more runny nose and her eyes were not itchy no more. WOW! was my first thought! Raw honey does work! A few days later, my daughter said her throat felt a little itchy. I gave her a teaspoon of raw honey and her itchy throat went away the next day. Normally, when my daughter gets the sniffles, it only gets worse. I'm really happy now. I hope raw honey is effective in preventing or even treating her allergies.

24 comments:

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I've heard that local honey is good for allergies. Something about the bees using the pollen from your particular allergens. I'm glad it helped your daughter!

Priscilla said...

Hmm.. I wonder if it works with skin allergies? My daughter has bad eczematous skin and I suppose it wouldn't hurt to give honey a try...

Ebie said...

Thanks for this information. I will try to find around my area, and check it out. This is very useful specially with the sudden change of weather.

Meldylocks and Her Three Bears said...

oh, this is very useful info! I'll suggest this to my sister coz her son's a little on the "easily-allergic" side. All the best to your daughter on the raw honey!

Mei Teng said...

Have not heard about honey getting rid of allergies but I believe consuming honey is good for one's health.

Veronica Lee said...

I've never tried this remedy. Thanks for sharing this.

Have a wonderful weekend, Rosebelle.

CVmom said...

I did hear about eating raw honey for allergies. My cousin eats it and she says it does work. I think people should give it a try but just make sure that they can eat honey. Some people are allergic to honey.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is so interesting. Honey is a good bactericide....

Cheers,

Rosa

Autumn Belle said...

I glad to hear about this good news that your little girl is getting better and raw honey helps with her allergies. Wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

Gina F said...

What a great thing to know about raw honey. I will definitely give this a try next time my husband or daughter suffers from allergies. Glad it worked on your daughter.

~Gina~
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Wendy said...

darn, I was going to mention the part about the bee pollen.

My daughter has asthma that is triggered when she's sick and during the winter season. She basically coughs nonstop. Honey really helps - a couple of pediatricians at our big practice said honey has been proven more effective than cough medicine! Glad it works for other things as well!

Serline said...

Wow! My hubby takes antihistamines every day, as he is hyper sensitive and gets regular allergy attacks. I'll get some for him and maybe wean him of the pills...

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Thanks for sharing.

KidsDreamWork said...

That sounds amazing! Wonder if I can use that on my 2 year-old? He has very sensitive nose, but I remember I was told before I cannot give honey even the processed ones to toddler under a certain age.

TK said...

Honey is certainly very good for one's health and should actually be consumed everyday. Here in our country people would prefer raw and pure honey rather than the one u get from the supermarket but raw honey is usually very expensive ..

Mama Zen said...

I'm definitely going to check this out!

myorii said...

Hmmm, this post has me quite curious about using raw honey for allergies... Fortunately, my little family of 3 doesn't suffer from allergies so I can't give it a try...unless it works with getting rid of eczema since that's the only allergy that's plaguing both my husband and daughter. I will recommend it to my friends though since hay fever and allergies is really common among the Japanese.

I wonder where we would go to find raw honey though...

ModernMom said...

Wow! I am intrigued! The ast two days in a row I have woken with itchy red (very unattractive) eyes! lol It is my allergies and driving me crazy! I must go on the hunt for some local raw honey! Thanks for sharing!

Savvy Gal said...

wow.... i will be buying some and share this with my friends.

Dora said...

Oh wow... it's like a magic! Raw/Wild Honey is selling quite expensive over here but I guess it's worth in curing various allergies. The propolis makes the honey some weird tasting, don't you think so?

Heavenly Housewife said...

From what I've read about honey, it really does have some miraculous properties. I've read that you should eat local honey to protect against allergens that would be in your local area.
Honey is also good if you feel a cold coming on. Its got huge astringent and anti-inflamatory properties.
*kisses* HH

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Rosebelle, very interesting....
I love pure honey too. And yes, raw honey is very good.
My wife and I instead have been taking Bee Pollen tablets, with Royal jelly past 35 years.
One a day....
That and Chinese green tea, without fail.

If you want to slow done aging, take honey everyday or often....it works.
Have fun, keep well, Lee.

Icy BC said...

Wonderful share of this information, Rosebelle..I am going to look for raw honey now and keep it on hands..

Buckeroomama said...

That's good to know. I've heard that honey is good for a lot of things, but I didn't know that it's good for allergies, too.