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Does local honey alleviate hayfever?

Sat, 21st May 2011

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Question

@NeilDenham1978 asked:

Is there any truth in the local honey helps alleviate hayfever theory, or an old wives tale?

Answer

Pam -   I don’t think so.  Quite a lot of people say this, but there’s no scientific evidence, as far as I know, showing why.  People think they’re eating pollen, and that might help, but the amounts of pollen will be pretty low.

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