Last Modified on Mar 04, 2008
HONEYCOMB FOR ALLERGIES
Honeycomb is an old Vermont remedy that, when chewed regularly during allergy season, completely alleviates allergies. Chew a piece of honeycomb as long as possible as though it were a piece of gum. Within 30 minutes of chewing honeycomb, symptoms like a stuffy nose and headache disappear. Start chewing honeycomb a week or two before allergy season starts and allergies won't manifest. If this doesn't work, try another famous Vermont remedy for allergies - apple cider vinegar.
The honeycomb should be from a local bee farm so your best luck in finding a local variety is probably at your farmer's market. If you can't find honeycomb, try combed honey. Plain honey apparently works as well: dosage is 2 TBLS at each meal, three times a day.
[YEA] 01/16/2007: Davy from Council Grove, Kansas: "My wife got sinus infection every year for several years. Went to the doctor and got antibiotic to get over it every time. After several years of that, as soon as the antibiotic wore off the sinus infection would come back. I had read a book "Folk Medicine" by Dr. Jarvis, M.D. and his remedy was (pg 117) "CHEW HONEYCOMB". I finally made her chew some honeycomb for about 5 minutes and sure enough, no more sinus problems for her."
[YEA] Bob from North Carolina: "Yes it worked for me but--- I progressed through three sources of increasingly "raw" and minimally processed to totally unprocessed honey & honeycomb. Each time, I experienced allergic reactions and several days of mild vertigo, that could only be abated with large doses of pure powdered MSM. My third experience was with totally wildwood honey & comb that had never been heated, nor had the bees been fed any sugar water. In combination with organic apple cider vinegar (with the mother), I conquered and eliminated all of my allergies (yes I had allergy testing) and stopped taking all antihistamines."
[YEA] Stacie from Galena, KS: "Honey has been a miracle cure for allergies in our family!"
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[YEA] 10/03/2007: Meg from Lome, Togo: "Hi. I was reading all the responses to your Cayenne cure for sore throats and I wanted to share a cure I learned also works well: you can chew a spoonful of honeycomb. Not just plain honey, but honey still packaged the way bees make it, with the beeswax. I read of this cure in an old book of folk remedies from Vermont (when I lived in Wisconsin). I didn't believe it but a while after reading it I began to catch a cold, with my throat all scratchy and aching so it hurt to swallow. I tried this remedy, and what do you know -- after a minute or so of chewing my throat was clear and pain-free. That nice effect lasted about half an hour, then the symptoms began to return -- so I tried a second time and that cleared it up for good. I was amazed how well it worked. I'm also happy to know a second remedy to try too, since it is not so easy to get honeycomb over here in Togo. Honey is also a great for healing burns and infections -- if you search online you'll find plenty of information."