One of the worst parts about living in the South is the unforgivable plant known as goldenrod.
Goldenrod blooms in the late Summer and early Autumn, as it has been recently, and for some odd period of time, the majority of us suffer, suffer, and suffer some more as our sinus cavities are filled with the pollen.
Itchy eyes, swollen nasal passages, sore throats, sneezing, sinus headaches- these are all the fault of the above plant. If you’re ever in south Alabama during late September and early October, you’ll most likely be contending with the likes of this golden demon, so stock up on sinus and allergy medication in order to survive!
A curious solution to allergy problems is the notion of eating honey from the local area. The hypothesis is that bees naturally will make honey from the pollen of local plants, which will give one an immunity to that pollen. I’m not sure if that’s true or not; my father likes to take honey daily and suffers as much as any of us!
If you really want an intimate take on the doom that is goldenrod, the last two days of my life have been nothing but an adventure in sneezing and blowing my nose- and I was so happy that autumn was finally hear, too…
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