Thanks Zereh and GotGarlic. I have done the honey thing. I read about that a while ago. I often take honey and garlic when I'm feeling sick. I figure natural antibiotic and antiseptics are a good call when you're getting a cold. I haven't tried the honey for allergies though. There are lots of good local honey businesses. Apparently Alberta produces a LOT of honey.
I read somewhere that local raw honey added to your neti pot saline is supposed to be a huge help with sinus infections etc. Again, simply can't get past the ick factor. Maybe if I get more desperate...
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