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Research Shows Local Honey may Halt Allergies

Anthony Gucciardi
May 28th, 2011
Updated 01/05/2013 at 4:19 pm
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Honey has been considered an alternative allergy treatment for many years, with many allergy sufferers swearing by its anti-allergenic properties. Until recently, however, there had not been much research into whether or not local honey truly played a role in diminishing allergy symptoms, or perhaps even halting allergies altogether.

A recent study found that the use of local honey resulted in a 60 percent reduction in symptoms for birch pollen allergy sufferers. The study, found on the Internal Archives of Allergy and Immunology website, involved a total of 44 patients diagnosed with birch pollen allergy. The subjects consumed either birch pollen honey or regular honey daily from November to March.

Of the group, 17 patients were only using their usual allergy medication in an attempt to control symptoms. The study found that the patients using birch pollen honey experienced a sharp decline in symptoms. In fact, here is what the birch pollen honey group reportedly experienced:

  • 60 percent reduction in symptoms
  • Twice as many asymptomatic days
  • 70 percent fewer days with severe symptoms
  • 50 percent decrease in usage of antihistamines

Perhaps the use of local honey should be considered in the treatment of allergies, as new research sheds light on its benefits. With a 60% decrease in symptoms, the results are quite impressive.

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Research Shows Local Honey may Halt AllergiesGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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