Honey for coughs

cough syrupA recent study comparing honey to cough syrup showed that honey worked BETTER. The timing of this study couldn't be better with increasing concern from the FDA regarding the safety of cough and cold medications for young children. I have been recommending to families for several months now and most families seem to be excited about the idea. Cough relief seems to come from the honey "coating" the throat. Dose can be repeated as often as needed.

The main precaution is for children under one year old when honey and corn syrup is NOT recommended due to concerns about botulism infection. If using corn syrup only use pasteurized or "botulism-free" corn syrup for infants.

More information:
* "Prescribing Honey for Coughs":http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/90594.php
* "Honey, corn syrup in Infants from drpaul.coml":http://www.drpaul.com/library/HONEY.html