Which Honey Should I Use To Combat Hay Fever?

Which Honey Should I Use To Combat Hay Fever

What causes hay fever?

Why is local honey not effective on hay fever?

What is the difference between light grass pollen and heavy flower pollen?

How do you use raw organic honey for relief from hay fever symptoms?

What is hay fever?

Hay fever- also known as allergic rhinitis - is a condition that affects over 10 million people in Great Britain.

Approximately 80% of asthma sufferers also have a pollen allergy. This means that many asthma sufferers may not even know that the cause of their asthma is pollen and they only treat the symptoms and not the causes.

Hayfever medication has many side effects, including drowsiness, so it is not recommended for long term use.

Which Honey Should I Use To Combat Hay Fever

What are the symptoms of hay fever?

Pollen counts start to rise from late March until September. Warm and windy weather conditions allow the pollen to be airborne which leads to the following symptoms:

  • sneezing and coughing
  • a runny or blocked nose
  • itchy, red or watery eyes
  • itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
  • loss of smell
  • pain around your temples and forehead
  • headache
  • earache
  • feeling tired

Which Honey Should I Use To Combat Hay Fever

What are the symptoms of asthma?

If you have asthma, you might also:

  • have a tight feeling in your chest
  • be short of breath
  • wheeze and cough

Studies have shown that flooding the body with organic flower pollen which is similar to grass pollen can quickly desensitise hay fever sufferers by means of immunotherapy.

Which honey is effective for hay fever?

Contrary to widespread belief, local honey is actually ineffective in building resistance to pollen. This is because most hay fever is usually caused by light grass and tree pollen. 

Which Honey Should I Use To Combat Hay Fever

Bees, on the other hand, feed on heavy flower pollen, not light grass and tree pollen.

Which Honey Should I Use To Combat Hay Fever

Raw organic honey that is produced by countries with a rich diversity of plants can produce a much higher pollen count per teaspoon.

Over half the world's plant species exist in tropical rainforest zones such as Latin America.

Which Honey Should I Use To Combat Hay Fever

When the honey is raw it is still alive. It has not been heated above 37C, which kills the beneficial living nutrients that the honey possesses.

And certified organic honey is the gold standard of purity when it comes to honey. It is safe from pollutants and pesticides which make hay fever worse.

The honey should be unfiltered. Filtered honey as found in the clear, runny honeys on supermarket shelves has had the beneficial pollen removed from it.

Local honey, especially from countries like the UK, is also ineffective on hay fever because it is high in pollutants and pesticides and has a low pollen count of high quality pollen.

How do you use raw organic honey for relief from hay fever symptoms?

Hundreds of customers have told us that our Raw Organic Red Gumbo Limbo Honey from Mexico has helped relieve their hay fever symptoms after all other remedies have failed.

One customer told us:

"For seven years I have suffered from severe hay fever. I tried steroids, medication, manuka honey, sidr honey and other raw and organic honeys but none worked for me as the Raw Organic Red Gumbo Limbo Honey from the Latin Honey Shop. It instantly hit my hay fever."

Another customer review said:

"Beats hay fever like a bullet!"

The thing is we don't exactly know why it works. Perhaps this honey contains a type of flower pollen which is similar to light grass pollen?

Take a teaspoon of Raw Organic Red Gumbo Limbo Honey and mix it into a glass of cold or warm water every morning 30 minutes breakfast and up to three times a day in total. Always in water, always before meals.

Water activates the nutrients of raw organic honey and the 30 minutes allows the body to absorb it fully before any other food enters it.

Which Honey Should I Use To Combat Hay Fever

If you are out and about, keep a jar of Raw Organic Red Gumbo Limbo Honey in your bag and eat it neat to relieve your symptoms. It is also effective in soothing a tickly throat and easing any constriction of air ways.

It is made by bees feeding 3000 feet high in the Sierra Madre mountains of northeast Mexico. Organic mountain honey from Latin America has one of the highest pollen counts in the world and is also renowned for its high nutrient value.

Raw Organic Red Gumbo Limbo Honey from the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico is available exclusively from the Latin Honey Shop.


NOTE: In accordance with EU directive 1924/2006 we are unable to make any health claim about any of our honeys. Specifically, EU 1924/2006 does not recognise honey as a solution for hay fever. The information given above is either background information about the plants from which our honey comes, or anecdotal based on customer reviews. Unless where specifically mentioned, none of the statements above have been clinically proven in scientific trials and none of these statements constitute a claim or a guarantee as to any health benefit.
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Dear Linda,

As this article applies, there is no link between local flower pollen and hay fever because 90% of hay fever in the UK is caused by light grass pollen, but bees don’t feed on light grass pollen, they feed on heavy flower pollen.

The other problem with local honey in the UK is that it has a very low flower pollen count and it also has contaminants and pesticides (especially local honey from big cities and built up areas).

The particular one we recommend for hay fever, Red Gumbo Limbo Honey from Mexico, has a very high heavy flower pollen count so it has an effect on flooding the body with pollen which cancels out the symptoms of hay fever. We are not quite sure why it works but dozens of our customers have told us it worked for them.

Latin Honey Shop

I’ve heard that local honey can help with hay fever symptoms, so I buy honey local to me. How would it apply if the honey comes from Mexico, which is not local to me?
Thank you

Linda smith

Very good, prompt service and professional delivery

Rifat Batool

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