How to Take Honey for Allergies?




There are allergies of various types and mainly caused by bacteria, virus or any foreign invader to the body. The symptoms of allergies include sneezing, watery and itchy eyes, runny nose, sore throat, coughing, headaches, trouble breathing. Here are some effective ways to use honey for allergies.

Does Honey Cure Allergies?

Honey is reported to lessen the symptoms in seasonal allergies. Its action as cough suppressant and anti-inflammatory effects are used in the treatment for allergies. It contains various nutrients namely amino acids, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

How to use Honey for Allergies:

1. Raw Honey for Allergies:

It is raw and still contains all the living enzymes needed to protect body.

Ingredients:

  • Raw honey – 1 teaspoon

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Procedure:

  • Consume one teaspoon of honey.

How it works: It is a great antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-allergenic.

Repetitions: Once daily.

Best time to apply: Anytime of the day.

Tips: Do not use your daily dose to cook or bake, as heat may destroy the pollen in the honey making it ineffective.

2. Bee Pollen and Honey for Allergies:

Bee pollen is a super food and considered as energy and nutritive tonic.

Ingredients:

  • Bee pollen-½ teaspoon
  • Honey- 1 teaspoon

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Procedure:

  • Mix ½ teaspoon of bee pollen with 1 teaspoon honey
  • Consume this mixture
  • Increase bee pollen gradually from ½ teaspoon to 1-3 teaspoons.

How it works: Bee pollen is high in protein as well as an antioxidant.

Repetitions: Once daily.

Best time to apply: Any time of the day.

Tips: Please do not consume bee pollen if any sensitivity present.

[ Read: How to Use Bee Pollen for Allergies ]




3. Cinnamon and Honey for Allergies:

Cinnamon blends well with honey and used in the treatment of allergies.

Ingredients:

  • Cinnamon powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Raw honey- 1 teaspoon

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Procedure:

  • 1 cup of hot water
  • Mix one teaspoon of raw honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • Consume this mixture.

How it works: It is anti-inflammatory and combat allergies and boosts immunity.

Repetitions: Once daily.

Best time to apply: Anytime of the day.

4. Honey and Coconut oil for Allergies:

Coconut oil is rich in saturated fat and has immunomodulation effect.

Ingredients:

  • ½ – 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut oil

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Procedure:

  • Add coconut oil and honey into a blender.
  • Blend it well
  • Spots of honey are found, but that is fine.
  • Pour into a glass jar and refrigerate it.
  • Apply on the allergic area.

How it works: Coconut oil is richest source of lauric acid, with immunity building properties.

Repetitions: Once /twice daily.

Best time to apply: Anytime of the day.

[ Read: How to Use Coconut oil for Eczema ]




5. Turmeric and Honey for Allergies:

Turmeric roots are used along with honey for allergies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pieces of turmeric root
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 glass of water
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • A banana (optional)

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Procedure:

  • Blend the turmeric roots to make a paste
  • Add freshly squeezed lemon to it
  • Add honey, cayenne pepper and water
  • Stir well to make a smoothie
  • Banana can also be added for taste.
  • Drink this smoothie

How it works: Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, lemon juice contains vitamin C, cayenne pepper reduces nasal congestion and stuffiness, raw honey boosts immune system.

Repetitions: Once a day.

Best time to apply: Anytime of the day.

[ Read: How to Use Turmeric for Psoriasis ]




6. Garlic and Honey for Allergies:

Garlic cloves are best anti-inflammatory products and provide great relief in allergies.

Ingredients:

  • Garlic cloves- 3-4
  • Honey – 1-2 teaspoons

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Procedure:

  • Peel and chop 3-4 garlic cloves.
  • Mix them with 1-2 tablespoons of honey until the syrup is thick with small chunks.
  • Scoop the garlic honey syrup into the mouth and swallow it down.

How it works: Garlic has anti histamine properties and has the ability to treat allergy symptoms.

Repetitions: 3-4 times a day.

Best time to apply: anytime of the day.

Tips: If you are allergic to garlic, try other alternatives!

7. Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey for Allergies:

Apple cider vinegar is mostly apple juice, but adding yeast turns the fruit sugar into alcohol, bacteria turns alcohol into acetic acid, which gives sour taste and strong smell.

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider vinegar -1 teaspoon
  • Honey-1 teaspoon
  • 1 glass of water

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Procedure:

  • Mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 teaspoon of honey in a bowl of warm water
  • Intake this solution.

How it works: It has the ability to reduce the mucous production and reduce allergy.

Repetitions: thrice daily.

Best time to apply: Any time of the day.

[ Read: How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin Rashes ]




8. Lemon and Honey for Allergies:

Lemon juice is used along with honey as a treatment for allergy.

Ingredients:

  • ½ lemon
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon of local raw organic honey

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Procedure:

  • Squeeze the juice of lemon and oranges.
  • Chill the juices for several hours
  • Stir in honey, add some ice cubes
  • Enjoy the drink

How it works: Lemon has vitamin C and is potential anti inflammatory ingredient.

Repetitions: once daily.

Best time to apply: Any time of the day

 

9. Ginger and Honey for Allergies:

Ginger plays a pivotal role in dominating platelet-activating factor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 inch Ginger chunks
  • 2 slices Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
  • Local honey
  • Filtered water

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Procedure:

  • Boil the water
  • Add ginger root, cover and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Turn off the heat
  • Add in remaining ingredients
  • Let steep for 5-10 minutes
  • Drink warm or cold

How it works: Ginger is potential anti-inflammatory, helps in breaking down of toxins and lowers the risk of infections.

Repetitions: Once a day.

Best time to apply: Anytime of the day.

10. Green Tea and Honey for Allergies:

Green tea contains methylated epigallocatechin Gallate which inhibits cell receptors included in activating allergic responses.

Ingredients:

  • Green tea leaves -1 teaspoon
  • Honey 1-2 teaspoon
  • Hot water 1 cup

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Procedure:

  • Place the green tea leaves in a pot
  • Pour hot water over it
  • Steep for 3-4 minutes
  • Strain and add honey
  • Drink this tea sip by sip.

How it works: Green tea has antioxidant property reduces histamine reactions in the body.

Repetitions: Once/twice daily.

Best time to apply: Any time of the day.

 

 

Honey has various uses and its combination with various ingredients for treatment of allergies makes it versatile to use. Honey helps in relieving symptoms of allergic rhino-conjunctivitis and associated atopic (allergic) conditions including asthma. Care should be taken while using bee pollen as an ingredient for consumption.

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