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10 common allergy myths

By: Katherine Butler on June 2, 2011, 7:54 a.m.
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Local honey will help

According to Discovery Health, “There have been no peer-reviewed scientific studies that have conclusively proven whether honey actually reduces allergies.” Yahoo Health concurs, citing a recent clinical trial that found that consuming local honey did not help flight allergy symptoms. First, local honey is much more likely to be unprocessed and contain allergens that will trigger symptoms. Ultimately, consider that “bees only pollinate flowers, while many types of pollen that cause spring allergies come from trees, weeds and grass.” While honey is a tasty option to fight your allergy symptoms, it may just be no more than a sweet placebo.