Seasonal allergies, caused by pollen in plants, often strike in early spring and can last until the end of summer or even fall. Anyone who has experienced allergies knows that they can make everyday life unbearable, so sufferers are often looking to alleviate their symptoms. Local honey is rumored to help with seasonal allergies, but is this fact or fiction? It is thought that ingesting the pollen found in the honey can help build up a tolerance to allergens over time. The problem with this theory is that the amounts of pollen in honey can be very small so you might need to eat a lot of honey to notice a difference. Local honey has other benefits, such as being high in antioxidants, having antibacterial and antifungal properties, and even having the ability soothe a sore throat, so feel free to add it to your diet regardless. Maybe it will even help your allergies.
— Jennifer Robertson