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Is Honey More Effective Than Cough Medicine?

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Honey helps in treating cough better than OTC medicines that contain dextromethorphan (DM) and are ineffective. Honey cough syrup: Add a pint of honey on the stove on very low heat. Boil 1 lemon in a separate pan for 2-3 mins. Cool, slice and to the honey and cook for an hour. Strain the lemon. Dosage: 1 tsp for children and 1 tbsp for adults, 4 times a day.

According to a recent study, consuming a dose of honey can help counter your cough and help you sleep better. Honey apparently works better than most over-the-counter cough medicines that contain dextromethorphan (DM).

Counter cold and cough with honey:

Honey is very effective in treating cough, diarrhea, insomnia and sore throats. Make sure to buy raw honey, since the vast majority of honey for sale in the United states is processed or refined. Here’s a recipe on how you can make your own effective cough syrup at home, with raw honey, spices and herbs.

On the average, every person in the United States has about two colds a year; half a billion colds occur every year in the United States, with a total price tag of about $40 billion per year.

Although this is an interesting trick, and certainly less dangerous than using  cough syrups that are typically not effective (the FDA recently moved to ban many children’s cold medications due to their ineffectiveness coupled with dangerous side effects), it is far better to avoid any cough suppressants too often.

Honey Lemon Cough Syrup Recipe:

– Add a raw pint of honey on the stove on very very low heat. Do not boil honey as it loses its medicinal qualities.
– Boil one lemon in water on a separate pan for 2-3 minutes. This helps soften the lemon and kill any bacteria on the lemon skin.
– Let the lemon cool, and then cut it into thin slices and add it to the honey on the other stove.
– Cook this on low heat for about an hour.
– Strain the lemon from the honey, and ensure that all the lemon seeds are removed.
– Cool it, bottle it with a lid and refrigerate the liquid.

To soothe cough in children take 1/2 or 1 teaspoon. For adults, consume 1 tablespoon 4 times a day, or as often as needed.

 

Edited by Pragya Sharoff

 

 

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Ayurveda
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Great! :) Girish Meharwade

Nick Howe
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Don't forget the ACV! \U0001f609

Ayurveda
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That's great! Susan Day :)

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Smart! Akilah Muhammad :)

Susan Day
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I have honey from my own bees.

Ayurveda
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Thanks for sharing! :) Martha Gonzalez

Akilah Muhammad
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I will :-) but I swear by it to everyone. I will read now. LOL

Ayurveda
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Thanks for sharing! :) Angela Takiar

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Do give it a read! :) Akilah Muhammad

Ayurveda
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True! Faith Batchelder :)

Angela Takiar
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lmmaoooooo!!! like this page, it's amazing. xx

Angela Takiar
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as a child, my mum would add honey to warm milk when i would have a cold. it worked everytime. manuka honey is a must, slightly more expensive but definitely more effective :-)