(星島週刊 04/15/2007 第678 期)
蜂蜜 專家提出， 每天喝一勺蜂蜜就可以遠離傷風 氣喘瘙癢 咳嗽等季節性過敏症狀。 蜂蜜能夠預防過敏的原因有兩個：一 是其中含有微量的蜂毒。蜂毒是蜜蜂體內的 一種有毒液體，但在臨床上被用於支氣管哮喘等過敏性疾病的治療。二 是蜂蜜裹 面含有一定的花粉粒，經常喝會對花粉過敏產生一定的抵抗能力。
紅棗 日本學者研究發現，紅棗中含有大量抗敏物質環磷酸腺，可阻止過敏反應的發生。 凡有過敏症狀的患者，可以經常服用紅棗。服用方法為︰
(1) 紅 棗10 枚， 水煎服，每日3 次。
(3) 紅棗10枚，大麥 100 克， 加水煎服，日服2-3次。
金針菇 經常食用金針菇有利於排除重金屬離子和代謝產生的毒素和廢物，能有效地增強機 體活力。新加坡的研究人員發現，金針菇菌柄中含有一種蛋白，可以抑制哮喘､鼻 炎､濕疹等過敏性病症，沒有患病的人也可以通過吃金針菇來加強免疫系統。
胡蘿蔔 日本專家發現胡蘿卜中的 β-胡蘿蔔素能有效預防花粉過敏症，過敏性皮炎等過 敏反應。據有關報道，日本專家通過實驗鼠研究發現，β-胡蘿蔔素能調節細胞內 的平衡，使實驗鼠難出現過敏反應。
(Translated from Sing Tao Weekly 04/15/2007 No. 678)
During the allergy season in spring, certain food can play an important role in prevention of allergy.
Honey Experts say, taking a spoonful of honey every day can keep you away from the common cold, asthma, coughing, and seasonal allergies. Honey can prevent allergies for two reasons: First, it contains a small amount of venom. Bee venom is toxic, but has been used in clinical asthma and other allergic diseases. Second, honey contains certain pollens and having honey in your body can build resistance against allergy.
Jujube Japanese researchers found that jujube contains a large number of anti-allergic materials which can prevent allergic reactions from occurring. Patients who have allergies can always take dates in one of the methods:
(1) 10 red dates, make tea by boiling them in water, drink 3 times a day.
(2) eat raw dates, each time 10 grams, 3 times a day.
(3) 10 red dates, 100 grams of barley, boil them in water, eat them, 2-3 times daily.
Continue with dosage in any of the above methods until allergy symptoms goes away. It is better off to break the dates apart before boiling them in water. Do not add sugar.
Flammulina Flammulina, a kind of edible straw mushroom, often helps in getting rid of metal ions, toxins and waste. This can effectively enhance body functions to fight allergies. Singapore researchers found, mushroom straws contain protein that can inhibit asthma, nose itching, eczema and other allergic inflammatory disease. People with illness can take this kind of mushroom to enhance the immune system.
Carrots Japanese experts found that β-carotene in carrots can prevent hay fever, allergic dermatitis and other allergic reaction. According to the reports, from tests conducted on mice, experts found that β-carotene can keep intracellular activity balance, hence hard for mice to have allergy.