Can Honey Really Cure Allergies (and If So, How?)

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The longtime home remedy for helping with a sore throat has been the focus of studies over the years to establish whether it is also good for curbing allergy symptoms.

The jury is still out on that one. But experts, such as Dr. Manav Segal from Chestnut Hill Allergy & Asthma Associates in Philadelphia, do not discourage it because it can do no harm.

Even though studies about honey as an allergy treatment – because it’s supposed to work in the same way shots do – have been contradictory, some people consider the sweet substance their pre-outdoor activity gel.

A healthy immune system is key to preventing and subsiding allergy symptoms. When the immune system is working properly, all cells, tissues, and organs should be strong enough to fight off allergies.

Honey is full of vitamins and minerals – vitamin C, folate, magnesium – which together work to boost the immune system.

Can Honey Really Cure Allergies (and If So, How?)

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