Barkman Honey

Does honey help allergies?

Consuming local honey to reduce allergy symptoms has been classified as a ‘folk remedy’ or ‘urban myth’ and there is no scientific evidence to support it. According to WebMD expert Michael Palumbo, an allergist with Allergy and Clinical Immunology Associates, pollen blowing in the wind (released by non-flowering trees, weeds and grasses) is what generally triggers springtime allergies, not the pollen in flowers carried by bees.

So even though local honey won’t have much, if any, of the type of pollen that sets off allergies, we encourage you to further research the subject and learn more for yourself.