Do oes eating locally produced ho oney help alleviate hayfever?
NO.N THE MYTH is that local polle en in honey can desensitise the allergica reaction, but there’s no evide ence to support it. A 2002 study at the e University of Connecticut comp pared locally-produced, unfiltered hone ey, with nationally-produced, filter red honey and honey-flavoured corn syrup. In double-blind trials, there e was no difffffference between the three e in reducing hay fever symptoms. The pollenp in honey is nearly all the heavy y, flower pollen that doesn’t cause e hay fever. The pollen that sets your nose running is much lighter and come es from grasses and trees that bees don’t t visit.