This Honey Spread May Help With Seasonal Allergies
With allergy season in full swing, we're on the lookout for all-natural ways to reduce watery eyes and congestion. Honey has many healing properties, one of them being a remedy for seasonal pollen allergies. In this excerpt from the new book Sweet Remedies, by Dawn Combs, she shares her Allergency® honey spread recipe, which may help reduce symptoms from seasonal allergies and a host of other common allergies including dust, mold, pets, and certain foods. Here's to finding delicious ways to soothe our symptoms.
Allergency® combines raw honey with raw pollen for an incredibly powerful allergy aid for seasonal sufferers. Nettle (Urtica dioica) adds natural antihistamine qualities. Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale) and wild yam root (Dioscoera villosa) are important for their abilities to help decongest the liver. A histamine response is triggered in reaction to any kind of allergen and causes inflammation, sneezing, coughing, redness around the eyes, respiratory distress, and more. This response can get progressively worse, making the body sensitive to more and more new allergens if it cannot calm down between assaults. Our liver is meant to come to the rescue. It is intended to filter foreign proteins out of the bloodstream and negate the need for the histamine response. When the liver gets congested, it can no longer perform this function properly and the foreign proteins are free to circulate in the blood, creating more and more inflammation. Eventually, the body starts reacting and life becomes miserable. Rounding out the formula is eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus), an adaptogenic herb with similar actions as ginseng. It is known for its properties to help the body adapt to stress.
Allergency Honey Spread
Powdered herb formula
1 part dandelion root powder
1 part eleuthero powder
1 part nettle powder
1 part orange peel powder
1 part wild yam root powder
5 teaspoons powdered herb formula
1/4 teaspoon raw pollen
1 cup raw honey
Stir the powdered herb formula and raw pollen into the raw honey
Keep in a cool, dry area. Lasts indefinitely
Enjoy 1-3 teaspoons daily.
Based on excerpts from Sweet Remedies by Dawn Combs with the permission of Storey Publishing. Copyright © 2019.