Honey and Pollen Allergies
Although no published research confirms it, pollen allergies are said to be helped by consuming local honey.
Allergy to honey does exist but it is uncommon, a result of a reaction to either bee-secreted proteins or to the proteins from plant pollen in the honey. One study has suggested that about 2 percent of food-allergic people may be allergic to honey. Symptoms can range from coughing to asthma, and rarely, anaphylaxis. Infrequently, people with certain plant pollen allergies may evidence allergic symptoms to a honey produced by
bees foraging on those particular plants.