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Bee Pollen and Allergies

We may inherit the tendency to develop an allergy but not the allergy itself.

In hay fever, the irritant is usually pollen from ragweed, although tree and grass pollen can affect some people all year. Pollen is the yellow powdery dust we see in great concentrations on flowers. The pollen grains stick to the furry legs of bees collecting nectar.

What becomes difficult for many doctors to comprehend is why people eat substances to which they are known to be allergic. The concept behind such a seemingly harmful act is that putting amounts of the irritants into the body, one induces the system to build defense or immunities against the foreign substance. Thus pollen has been proven by so many to build up immunity to hay fever and to relieve victims of the symptoms. Literature on allergies in general is abundant: the question of pollen is a cure for hay fever and other allergies is almost ignored.

Pollen goes quickly to the bloodstream and goes through the bloodstream at a trickle, so some of the pollen protein does not go through the digestive process but is assimilated unchanged into the bloodstream. Drugs can have bad side-effects and even injections, the major form of therapy, have not always proven effective.

If your doctor has not been able to help you after testing and treatments, ask your doctor if under his supervision you can try taking by mouth, a small amount of bee pollen. Hay fever and other allergies caused from the pollen in the air, can be stopped by taking honeybee pollen.