HONEY – AN EFFECTIVE REMEDY AGAINST COUGH
Some people believe that honey soothes cough. But is it so?
Drinking tea or hot water mixed with lemon and honey is a great way to soothe sore throat. However, honey can be an effective remedy against cough.
In one study, 2 to 4 year old children with upper respiratory tract infection were given two teaspoons of honey before bedtime. Honey reduced nocturnal cough and improved their sleep. The study has confirmed that honey is really an effective medicine against cough.
However, because of the risk of infant botulism (a rare but dangerous condition caused by food poisoning), never accelerate honey to children under 1 year. And remember: Coughing is not always so bad. It helps to clear mucus (secretions) from the airways. If you or your children are healthy, there is no particular reason to inhibit cough.