Did you know that eating local honey leading up and during the hay fever season could help your body desensitise against air borne pollens? Research shows that it works like a vaccination does against childhood diseases. This desensitisation is based on the idea that the small amounts of pollen in the honey will cause the body to produce antibodies that will cancel out the effects of the air borne pollen when the person is exposed to it again. Many of our customers find that eating a Sweetree honey variety produced closest to their home beneficial for reducing hay fever symptoms. Our honeys are not finely filtered, therefore still retaining a high pollen count, which will help with hay fever. Give it a try and let us know how you get on. Find Your Local Honey
Here's some feedback from a regular Sweetree honey customer
"We use Sweetree Honey for allergies. I use to live on a antihistamine a day during the pollen season and tried local honey when I first discovered Sweetree. I originally started with a teaspoon a day of the Horsham Downs one as was our closest until you started making Kirikiriora. As I worked at the zoo at the time and also my two boys were at daycare on that side of town thought this was our most local and so started my two boys on a teaspoon a day also. We saw a huge difference in both their itchy nose/eyes and also they did not seem to have as many respiratory illnesses (which thinking back now where probably allergy induced respiratory issues).
I now only take when I feel pollen is bad so think it must of allowed me to build up some sort of immunity. The boys especially the 5 year old lines up for teaspoons of honey whenever the honey jar is visible and I give them both a teaspoon a day during bad pollen times or if they sound sniffly. We also use it for coughs as a teaspoon seems to soothe the throat quickly and stop the cough."
Haley McLaughlin, Hamilton