The problem with anecdotal evidence… a person’s story of how they cured an aliment naturally, is that people tend to oversee the other possibilities for the success. A mom friend I knew swore by honey for allergies… at the same time, the child was not exposed to their allergy (mold.) Therefore, just after a season of high mold counts, she continued giving the honey to her child thinking, that this was the reason the allergy symptoms went away. Seems legit, and what could it hurt right?
The issue is that this mother could have taken her child to an allergist and had medical treatment to help lessen or resolve symptoms, based on their knowledge of medicine/treatment in relation to the specific allergy. Instead, the child suffered all through fall with a continuous cough and runny nose, miserable. So the main point here is that correlation does not equal causation… The honey may have still been taken when the allergies subsided, however, the allergies subsided because the allergen wasn’t present. Same time, yes… and easily seen as a “remedy.” This poor child could have been so much more focused on schoolwork, and happier, feeling good if only the mom recognized he needed professional intervention, via medicine.