Ragweed in Bloom

Ragweed in Bloom

Fall allergies occur when specific allergens are in bloom. For example, ragweed allergies are common in the fall when that particular plant is in bloom. Goldenrod also blooms at this time of year and is easily recognizable; however, it is the less showy ragweed that is the primary culprit in fall allergies. The pollen grains produced in the fall, such as by ragweed are nearly invisible to the naked eye. The dense pollen cover noticeable in the spring on things such as cars and lakes might not be seen but it is very prevalent. Your body will know it’s there. In hay-fever sufferers, the body reacts to the pollen as if they were foreign invaders. Effects include puffy eyes, runny nose and other allergy symptoms. Ragweed grows abundantly throughout the South, North, and Midwest, and its lightweight pollen grains can travel up to 400 miles in the wind.  In Southern regions, ragweed may pollinate through the winter. Outdoor molds are another cause of fall allergies. They first appear in early spring, but thrive until winter. Mold spores are common airborne allergens. They are light, very small, and easily inhaled into the lungs.

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There are several remedies for seasonal allergies, including over-the-counter and prescription medicines, but all of these remedies are designed to treat allergies after they start. Eating raw local honey can actually help prevent, or at least reduce the severity of seasonal allergy attacks.

Honey bees collect nectar from flowering plants. These plants also contain the pollen that is the major trigger in seasonal allergies. Pollen is sticky and, as the bees fly from plant to plant, collecting nectar, the pollen sticks to their legs and bodies. The bees carry the nectar back to the hive where it is turned into honey. Because they also carry the pollen back, the pollen ends up in the honey. Some of the pollen the plants produce is light and carried by the wind for hundreds of miles. This can also cause allergies and this pollen is not as likely to be in your local honey. It is in Winter Park’s Local Bee honey’s because with our patent pending process, we put it there.

When honey is collected, it can either go through a filtration and pasteurization process, or the apiary can package it straight from the hive, or raw. Raw honey still contains traces of pollen, and when you eat this honey, you ingest that pollen. The theory behind the local honey remedy is that when you ingest the pollen, it triggers an immune response. Because the pollen levels are so low, you won’t have a full-blown allergic reaction, it’s just enough to put your immune system on notice. If you eat the honey regularly, your immune system will eventually become desensitized to the pollen. When allergy season comes around, you will either have no reaction, or at least a less severe reaction.

Honey can be consumed in many ways. It is delicious as a sweetener for tea and coffee, as a spread for toast or biscuits, or to use in foods in place of sugar. The key is to start early to give your body a chance to develop a resistance.

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL IDEAS: 

  • Remove pollen by showering frequently.  Keep your windows closed and turn on the air conditioner.
  • Dry your clothes inside in the dryer instead of hanging clothes outside.
  • Have decaying leaves removed from your yard.
  • When you first turn on your car air conditioner, leave your windows open and avoid breathing the air for several minutes until mold spores can disperse.

If your symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, or itchy and watery eyes get worse in the fall, you probably have an outdoor fall allergy. Eighty percent of people with seasonal allergies complain about these symptoms as well as problems with sleeping, being tired, and even having poor concentration

Winter Park ‘s Local Bee Wildflower honeys are the only allergy honeys you’ll ever need! These Wildflower honeys are packed with pollen and will help with your allergies all year long anywhere in the country.

Fall allergies occur when specific allergens are in bloom. For example, ragweed allergies are common in the fall when that particular plant is in bloom. Goldenrod also blooms at this time of year and is easily recognizable; however, it is the less showy ragweed that is the primary culprit in fall allergies. The pollen grains produced in the fall, such as by ragweed are nearly invisible to the naked eye. The dense pollen cover noticeable in the spring on things such as cars and lakes might not be seen but it is very prevalent. Your body will know it’s there. In hay-fever sufferers, the body reacts to the pollen as if they were foreign invaders. Effects include puffy eyes, runny nose and other allergy symptoms. Ragweed grows abundantly throughout the South, North, and Midwest, and its lightweight pollen grains can travel up to 400 miles in the wind.  In Southern regions, ragweed may pollinate through the winter. Outdoor molds are another cause of fall allergies. They first appear in early spring, but thrive until winter. Mold spores are common airborne allergens. They are light, very small, and easily inhaled into the lungs.

There are several remedies for seasonal allergies, including over-the-counter and prescription medicines, but all of these remedies are designed to treat allergies after they start. Eating raw local honey can actually help prevent, or at least reduce the severity of seasonal allergy attacks.

Honey bees collect nectar from flowering plants. These plants also contain the pollen that is the major trigger in seasonal allergies. Pollen is sticky and, as the bees fly from plant to plant, collecting nectar, the pollen sticks to their legs and bodies. The bees carry the nectar back to the hive where it is turned into honey. Because they also carry the pollen back, the pollen ends up in the honey. Some of the pollen the plants produce is light and carried by the wind for hundreds of miles. This can also cause allergies and this pollen is not as likely to be in your local honey. It is in Winter Park’s Local Bee honey’s because with our patent pending process, we put it there.

When honey is collected, it can either go through a filtration and pasteurization process, or the apiary can package it straight from the hive, or raw. Raw honey still contains traces of pollen, and when you eat this honey, you ingest that pollen. The theory behind the local honey remedy is that when you ingest the pollen, it triggers an immune response. Because the pollen levels are so low, you won’t have a full-blown allergic reaction, it’s just enough to put your immune system on notice. If you eat the honey regularly, your immune system will eventually become desensitized to the pollen. When allergy season comes around, you will either have no reaction, or at least a less severe reaction.

Honey can be consumed in many ways. It is delicious as a sweetener for tea and coffee, as a spread for toast or biscuits, or to use in foods in place of sugar. The key is to start early to give your body a chance to develop a resistance.

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL IDEAS: 

  • Remove pollen by showering frequently.  Keep your windows closed and turn on the air conditioner.
  • Dry your clothes inside in the dryer instead of hanging clothes outside.
  • Have decaying leaves removed from your yard.
  • When you first turn on your car air conditioner, leave your windows open and avoid breathing the air for several minutes until mold spores can disperse.

If your symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, or itchy and watery eyes get worse in the fall, you probably have an outdoor fall allergy. Eighty percent of people with seasonal allergies complain about these symptoms as well as problems with sleeping, being tired, and even having poor concentration

Winter Park ‘s Local Bee wildflower honeys are the only allergy honeys you’ll ever need! These Wildflower honeys are packed with pollen and will help with your allergies all year long anywhere in the country.

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