Raw Honey: Natures allergy med and a few facts

Sniffle, sneeze, snort and snuff. Those are the sounds I hear during pollen season, which this year came early to Alabama.My husband has terrible allergies. The watery eyes, the runny nose. The whole nine yards.

He is miserable and in turn I am miserable. Bless him. So, I have been researching natural ways to help with his allergies.

I have long heard the benefits of local honey. In fact, my friend Tricia, has always joked that local honey cured anything. As long as local honey was in something it was healthy."Try this cup cake, it's made with local honey," she would say with a wink.

But was Tricia on to something? I think she was.

So recently when perusing my local farmer's market I came across local RAW honey.

So what's that? The most delicous thing nature ever made I tell you! Expensive as all get out, but worth every penny.

It's pure, 100 percent, unprocessed honey. It's unpasteurized and pretty much direct from the hive. It is not strained, filtered or ever heated and retains all of the pollen, royal jelly, enzymes and vitamins. I am, needless to say, a believer.

It is loaded with amino acids, B complex vitamins and vitamins A, C, D, E and K. (Also, iron, calcium and potassium. The list goes on and on.)

I have been putting it in everything from coffee to smoothies to shrimp. I love it.

There are some people who are sensitive to it. You can read about allergic reactions here.

Surely the raw honey I consumed in my coffee will balance out the two (small) cinnamon rolls I had for breakfast. Right?