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11 Health Benefits of Honey

5. Anti Allergy

Many people suffer from hay fever and allergies at the change of the seasons, particularly in spring and fall. Honey has been found to help relieve the symptoms of these allergies and help the body build up a resistance to them. Honey is made from pollen, traces of which are contained in the honey. It is thought that by eating locally produced honey the body is exposed to these pollen traces and builds up a natural resistance to them. This is exactly the same principle as that used by homeopathic medicine, where the body is introduced to minute amounts of an allergen or toxin and automatically starts producing antibodies to counteract them.