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Suffer with hay fever? Local honey could help

We are ready to welcome spring with open arms but for those who suffer with seasonal allergies it can be an uncomfortable time. Seasonal allergies occur when plants start to produce pollen, then the body perceives the pollen as a foreign invader, similar to a bacteria or virus. In response, the body mounts an attack that results in symptoms such as:

  • watery and itchy eyes
  • a runny nose
  • sore throat
  • coughing
  • headaches
  • trouble breathing

A natural alternative to help alleviate seasonal allergies is local honey as it raw, unprocessed and made close to where you live. It can help your body build up a tolerance to local pollen but you need to start taking it now to build up your tolerance, it is not so effective once your allergies start.