You have probably heard that most conventional cough medicines are being recalled because they are very dangerous and don’t really. The FDA recently admitted that ver-the-counter cough and cold medications in children under the age of 6 can lead to many dangerous side effects.
Fortunately, there are many effective natural remedies that work. Raw honey alone may be an effective cough suppressant.
A new study by a Penn State College of Medicine proved that honey is an effective and safe alternative than over the counter cough medicines.
The study found that a small dose of buckwheat honey given before bedtime provided better relief of nighttime cough and sleep difficulty in children than no treatment or dextromethorphan (DM), a cough suppressant found in many over-the-counter cold medications.
Why Honey is a More Effective Cough Remedy
Honey Can Reduce Cough Irritation
Honey is full of enzymes that can reduce irritation caused from the cough. Since honey is sticky and moist, it’s able to form a kind of barrier to soothe and protect the throat.
Honey Suppresses Cough
Honey is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-microbial compounds that are extremely beneficial for healing. In fact, honey mixed with turmeric is highly recommended as a powerful combination.
Honey Strengthens the Immune System
Honey possesses antibacterial, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties which fight against viruses and bacteria. Regular consumption of honey strengthens the body’s immune system and decreases the severity of cold.
How to Take Honey
Take 1-2 teaspoons two to four times daily for a week and if you don’t feel any better, or your symptoms worsen, speak to your doctor.
Turmeric infused honey
¼ cup raw honey (preferably manuka – here )
1 teaspoon ground turmeric. It has to be therapeutic quality like this one
A pinch of black pepper (or coconut oil for greater absorption)
Mix ¼ cup of honey with a teaspoon of turmeric powder.
Mix well, cover, and store at room temperature.
Just give the honey mixture a quick stir before using each time.