Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Honey is better than children’s cough syrups

natural remedy
clipped from www.askamum.co.uk

According to a new study, a dose of buckwheat honey before bedtime can easily outperform a cough suppressant.

did a better job of reducing the severity and frequency of night-time coughs and it also improved sleep quality for children

Pertinently, Dextromethorphan (DM), the ingredient in many cough mixtures had no significant impact on symptoms, whereas, honey has been used in medicine for centuries.

Traditionally honey has not only been used to treat coughs and bronchitis but also to assist the healing of wounds. And, many adults often mix the sweet sticky substance together with boiling water, lemon, ginger or brandy.

please remember that honey is not suitable for under 1s as it can cause a food poisoning called infant botulism
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