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The Amazing Health Benefits Of Local Raw Honey And Allergies

Updated on December 19, 2012

Bee my honey?

There are many health benefits that surround the swarming hive that some of us aren’t even aware of, and if it’s local raw honey, it can provide such relief! For many years, honey has been used as an alternative and natural treatment for many people and has been proven quite effective. What is the difference between store bought brands and local raw honey? Most of the honey that is sold in supermarkets have been heated and pasteurized, this process destroys many enzymes and compounds that make raw honey so beneficial. Honey that is raw means that it has not been treated with heat and is in its natural state; solid, thicker in consistency, opaque, and will often contain small amounts of beeswax. Honey that is left in its natural state also contains pollen, antioxidants, enzymes, and other compounds that have amazing health benefits. So if you are an allergy sufferer, local raw honey can make a difference!

Allergy Relief: Local raw honey that is bought as close to where you live may help in building immunity to some seasonal allergies, which can provide allergy relief. Honey made by bees in your local area will contain small amounts of pollen from specific plants in the same vicinity and will act as vaccine when a few teaspoons are taken daily for several months. Providing relief from seasonal allergies that are pollen related.

Antioxidants: Raw honey is rich and powerful in antioxidants where pasteurized honey loses these compounds because it is treated with heat. And these antioxidants are beneficial not only in allergy protection, but for other health issues as well.

Vitamins and Minerals: Raw honey contains many vitamins, such as; folate, vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, and C. Minerals include; copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, iodine, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, sodium, selenium, and zinc can be found in small amounts.

Cough Suppressant: Raw honey has also been found to be successful in treating upper respiratory infections. Buckwheat honey is effective in suppressing coughs especially in children.


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      angoliver 5 years ago

      Hi always exploring, I hope you do find raw honey where you live because it does help a lot for allergy suffers, especially when it is local raw honey. I see that you live in Southern, Illinois and I have found a place in your area that produces their own honey. You can also order it from them online. I've listed the information below. Hope this helps! :)

      G & J Apiaries

      1371 State Rte 153

      Coulterville, IL 62237

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I wish we had raw honey here, but there is none. I will look for raw honey in the super market. Thank you. I had no idea that honey was good for allergies..

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      angoliver 5 years ago

      You're welcome, I hope it works for your allergies :)

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      Zipper 5 years ago from United States

      Good information thank you. Buying honey in your area makes a lot of since, I will try it.