Honey Can Ease Your Cough

by Laurel on February 19, 2008

Cold and flu season is in full swing and you or your family may be plagued with a nasty cough. Reuters wrote about a new study from Pennsylvania State University that found honey helps ease a nighttime cough and improves sleep. The researchers compared buckwheat honey to the cough syrup ingredient dextromethorphan, and honey was the clear winner in easing a cough and catching ZZZs! I don’t know about you, but I would much rather ingest a spoonful of honey than the nasty bright red or green chemical cough syrup. Yuck!

The study’s authors said the sweet and syrupy characteristics of honey are soothing on the throat. In addition, the high antioxidant content and antimicrobial effects of honey could also be responsible for relieving coughs.

Honey has even more benefits! MSNBC reported on a study that revealed buckwheat honey prevents LDL cholesterol from forming plaque in your arteries. In addition, there is tons of evidence proving that you can reduce your allergy and asthma symptoms by eating local honey. Google search “honey and allergies” to get the proof.


phentermine no prescription February 19, 2008 at 3:26 pm

I am glad this study came out. Big pharma has the American public believing that every time something is wrong they need to run to the doctor and get a pill for it.

Bigelow Tea February 20, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Didn’t know this about honey. We will fill in our readers on this too.

Julie for Bigelow Tea

Ken - Healthy Food Lover February 23, 2008 at 7:15 am

honey is good for your health, which is why i use it with tea instead of sugar.


Sara Kypreos March 6, 2008 at 12:39 pm

How many people know what is in Oil Products that we eat and consume on a daily basis
Did you know Olive Oil has been deemed medicine?
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No additives and No Fillers
Just oil from the olives

Be an informed consumer!

Kathy Wills May 6, 2008 at 8:30 pm

Something else that works for a cough is to sprinkle black pepper on a tablespoon full of honey. Sounds terrible, but it really doesn’t taste that bad.

Karmon June 12, 2009 at 3:09 am

Going to try this one! My kids have a night time cough and im sick of using supressents let you know how it goe’s and i know giving it to them want be a hard task!!

Michele July 12, 2009 at 10:39 pm

How much honey for an adult cough should be taken?

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