My Husband has had horrible allergies all of his life. About 5 yrs. ago in his mid 30's someone told him about local honey. It worked. I just wanted to let everyone know, that for him it wasn't an overnight thing. He puts about 1 tsp in his coffee every morning. (hot temp did not seem to ruin the honey's effect) It took a few months before he saw any relief. It almost snuck up on him. So, stick with it! It takes a little while for it build up in your system. He recommended this to a friend of his, after only two weeks he gave up and said it didn't help. Don't give up! It will!
I took one tsp. Every day for about 3 months (to finish the one container I bought) in the morning over the winter time and the next spring my allergies that I had my entire life were gone. I didn't have to take meds for 9months out of the year anymore. Just a nasal spray for about 3 weeks in fall, but I just bought more honey that was made from pollen of fall plants. I am hoping this takes care of the last of the allergies. That one container I consumed has worked for the last 3 years. Honey is awesome!!
Local Honey Cures Allergies
I have been taking local honey for years and just recently moved to the great state of Maine and have begun a regimen of local raw honey here.
I use to suffer from allergy problems most severely, I took most sugar out of my diet and replaced it with local honey. Not only am I allergy free, I do not get colds or flu- even as my children were growing up and bringing home all kinds of contagious ailments from school, social activities- folks could be around me dropping like flies from viruses, colds etc.(For many years I worked in an orthodontic office dealing mainly with children with all kinds of germs floating about) I did not succumb because I believe local honey boosted my immune system to the point of immunity from most common ailments. I am 47 years old and have not gone a day without consuming local honey- I cannot recall the last time I became ill with a cold or flu. I believe in this statement most whole heartedly-Local Honey cures allergies. (I do believe it should be local honey consumed and all the better- raw local honey.)Also- raw honey cures many skin ailments, slow healing sores covered with raw honey heal more speedily and have little scarring.
I should mention that I am a sustainable farmer, growing most of the food I eat- I do not have health insurance and have relied on natural aids to healing. I have had lacerations that should have required stitches heal up well before the physicians of today would recommend by using raw honey and epsom salt soakings. I am a firm believer in natural cures- not because of what ifs but because of what is...all that the earth naturally provides can cure most ailments. One last comment- I would not be without Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in my cupboard. It cures almost everything from headaches to sinusitis to dry skin.
Thank you for this wonderful alternative site to RX's that cost an arm and a leg and often provide horrible side effects. To get to the root of any ailment, one should start naturally...
Try using local honey to alleviate allergy symptoms. Look for it at health food stores or your local Farmers' Market. This saved me from terrible eye pain caused by my allergies. From what I understand, using the honey is kind of like having a vaccination. Local honey works for allergy symptoms because it is made using the same plants you are having an allergic reaction to. Include a tablespoon of local honey in a cup of hot tea two or three times a day to begin with. When your symptoms are alleviated, maintain with one dose daily.
I take issue with the requirement for using local honey. My mom found the Dr. Jarvis folk medicine suggestion of taking honey to alleviate sniffles. Works great! To test this, mom & dad brought me honey from Spain. *SAME* wonderful effect. It isn't the local part of the honey that works, it's the *honey* part, irrespective of origin!
Honey has healing properties. Using local honey from where you live should relieve your allergies. I live in a polluted place and recently tried the local farm honey. To my surprise, I have stopped coughing and my sinus has been healed. I can breathe better. In addition, dates and walnuts are a better source of fiber and iron.
It was recently suggested to me that I try the "Honey Therapy" for my severe allergies. Honey therapy being- RAW honey that is made locally with local bees. That being bees that take pollen from the same sources that I am apprently allergic too. I started this and two days later noticed a difference. While getting a SEVERE allergy attack, the same person suggested adding ACV apple cider vinegar to the honey. I mixed 3 oz. acv and 3 oz raw honey. Hard to drink, but then realized adding a bit of spring water helped the taste. I instaly got relief from my allergy symptoms, it lasts aobut 12 hours and then I repeat. Only drinking about 3 oz of the mix at a time. I am going to continue with this therapy and try some of the ACV/Honey/Baking soda mixtures for my acne and see how they work. I will repost to let everybody know how that and the acv/honey taken internally is working. Good luck to everybody. Am now a FIRM believer that God gave us what we need to cure what ailes us.
I have struggled with severe allergies over the last three years. I don't use pharmaceuticals so it's been trial and errror with numerous products for the last few years. Mostly, it's been error. I've tried the vinegar in the past, but did not see any improvemnt. This time I stuck with it. And thankfully I was given a very wise piece of advice from an old book. Chewing on honeycomb! It enabled me to go outside without my eyes swelling shut or sneezing. I would just chew the honeycomb as needed. It seemed to keep my symptoms at bay until the vinagar started working. After about a month of chewing I don't need it anymore and I'm allergy free. I still drink the vinegar every morning (taking two days off a week), to keep my allergies from coming back.
Note, chew the honeycomb for 10-15 minutes then spit out, and get another piece if needed.
I have faced chronic allergic rinitis since more than 50 years now. Nothing worked (including 3 operations and plenty money wasted on all kind of especialized doctors, until I gave up and learned to live with the problem. In yr site I found out abt H2O2. Curious enough decided to try my own drugstore formula reduced at 1% (2:1) in clear water. I started spraying twice every nostril, four times a day. At day #5 I started to shrow a mix o blood and yelloish mucus from my nose at morning time only (once). Quite an amount every day I must add. I was at first scared, yet decided to continue. It was the same cleaning routine (expelling out)for 7 days straight, then my nose came up with clean, clear mucus. No more yellowish or bloody outputs. I infer I have cleaed my sinuses completely from a fungus or bacteria that have been infecting me for decades. I have kept doing the spraying, but in leeseer frequency. I do carry my sprayer with me all day now and I think I will not stop from using it from here on. I beleive it will keep me from getting sick again, no more flu, virus, rinitis, etc. I wake up now breathing freely, something I never thought possible. My snoring have been reduced or eliminated, and the only mucus I have know is clear like water. Still must keep claning my nostrils several times a day, but not as before and its clear. I thing if doctors are keeping this simple solution from us, they are all crooks. And I know how much money I have expent on all kind of expensive treatments, Xrays, poisons, etc. If I am doing something that may harm me, please let me know, but so far so good. I will keep going.
PS/ You may edit my poor English if you want to publish my experience.
Max from Costa Rica
To Ted: My Ragweed Allergy can get pretty ugly. completely stuffed up nose at night, post nasal drip, scratchy throat, uncontrolled sneezing and general feeling of being run down. H2O2 was giving me bloating, when drinking it in water. This time I bought a nasal pump. Put 3% HP (h2o2) in it, and pumped it in my mouth. To my surprise, the post nasal drip stopped almost immediately and the sneezing stopped. I carried my nasal pump to work, and did the same, as soon as I found, a big sneeze is on its way. And it worked almost every time. So the oxidative therapy of HP is working far better than all the Vitamin C, Vitamin E, NAC, Zinc, b-complex I was taking in hopes of combating the allergies. I am really thankful to you, cause had you not written posiitve things abt HP, I would have had no courage to try HP. You motivated me. Although I tried Bill Munro's method and I am also going to thank him personally. Please note: spraying HP in nostrils is really irritating. But spraying it insides of the mouth/ under the tongue, can literally stop and allergy attack. ( It has at least in my case). With allergy symptoms under control, I feel I have more energy and need less sleep, get less tired. Apart from spraying, I am also taking like 2 drops of 35% HP in a glass of water in the morning. I really wanna kill all the bugs out there. I am really impressed... thankyou.
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Hi Bill: I am really glad I talked to you that day and tried HP inhalation. It has brought my Ragweed Allergy so much under control. I just pumped HP 4-5 times in my mouth and it literally stopped the sneezing and post nasal drip. You are my inspiration. Now I think I can say something is WORKING against my allergies, when even the famous Vitamin C did not work. thankyou. God bless you and your family.
Also I foud kiwi to be amazing at alleviating nasal congestion from dust allergy. We made our son eat slices of 2 kiwi fruits everyday. He gained almost 95% cure from his allergy symptoms!
I haven't seen much on this but lemon juice can stop an allergy attack in its tracks... Almost instantly. Depending on the severity of the attack and how long you have allowed it to go, you may have to take two or three shots of lemon juice. That's how we do it. My husband has severe allergy attacks and most allergy meds doesn't even help him. If I hear him sneezing and blowing his nose I run and grab the lemon juice, he takes a big swig from the bottle and the attack will usually stop, sometimes if it's a bad one he will have to take a second swig. This has worked great for our family.
I developed allergies post menopausal, I got sensitive simply to any minimal changes in my vitamins. It all got started by hives due taking Collagen supplements. (It could be anything ) It made me highly sensitive to even brand change of the same ..vitamins/supplements. I had severe hives and deep itching untractable. Nothing was helping the itch, I couldn't even sleep, scratching thru the night. My MD has put me on Prednisone 2 week complete treatments for about 3 to 4 x a year for more than 2 years. I never had allergies before.
Then I found Magnesium. I see that many are already taking Mg but its the kind with Calcium. Magnesium is the mineral that could lessen the body's sensitivity to allergens (substances that could stimulate immune protective body response such as hives, rashes, asthma, excema etc.). We need to maintain enough Mg in the blood, muscles and brain. It takes 6 months to a year to build up enough Mg to correct deficiency. It takes time to build cause we also use it up everyday. Once Mg is enough in the system you will notice these allergies will subside. There is a Book on Mg called the Magnesium Miracle, also another on Transdermal Mg. It complements each other. To speed building up Mg in the system, I had to use both oral and transdermal forms. Oral being Mg Glycinate 3 caps a day (400 mg Elemental Mg) and also Mg Oil rub to the body as often as you could do it. Please google Mg Deficiency / Allergies. Patience is needed as it will take time, but it will work. Currently, I have no further allergies to anything, I am back to my old self. Thanks to Mg. In time
It is important to maintain the dosage everyday till you feel the change.. you will have stronger immunity. I am taking Mg supplements everyday. It helps in all aspects of life. In memory, lessens stress, helps in sleep, relieves fear of the unknown, depression, tremors, migraines and hundreds more.
I've had allergic reactions for 11 years of which 10 of them I could not figure out what I was allergic too. Someone suggested MSG & at the time I did not know what MSG was. I assumed it was a type of salt... NOT!! I would like Earth Clinic to add allergic reactions to the ailments in case there are others that are experiencing allergic reactions & can't figure out what they are allergic to. Thanks! I'm so grateful for this site. It has been a God send!
I had another reaction the other day after eating chili at a friends. My reactions differ with each one & consists of one or more of the following: severe stomach cramps, indigestion, diarrhea, vomiting, welts, severe itching & throat swelling. I have always taken benadryl to get over these reactions. After reading info from Ted about MSG on this site I took 500 mg of L-glutamine. I pulled capsule apart & dissolved in water that I drank. Also, I took a bath with ACV which helped tremendously with the itching. I could still feel that my throat was swollen so I took another 500 mg L-glutamine an hour later. The itching stopped but it did take several hours for my throat to totally feel normal again. I did not have to take any benadryl(which knocks me out for 12 hours) & I was able to go to church. It was truly amazing. It's so frustrating since MSG is in, it seems, about 85% of the food sold! BEWARE: natural flavors... Natural flavoring!