~~WELLNESS TIP~~


Cough and the Common Cold
Cough and the Common Cold (Photo credit: Robert Francis)

 

Misc Tip Don’t like cold medicine? If a cough is keeping you up at night, try a spoonful of honey to help ease nighttime symptoms.

 

’Tis the season for stuffy noses and nasty coughs. If you’ve got a cough that won’t quit and are not a fan of over-the-counter cold medicine, try a spoonful of honey instead. It may act as a natural cough suppressant. A study in young children found that a dose of honey before bedtime worked better than cough medicine to alleviate nighttime coughing.

Honey in honeycombs
Honey in honeycombs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It also led to better sleep. Some researchers believe that honey may help by soothing the back of the throat and breaking up mucus. Children under the age of 1 should not be given honey.

 

 

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