Honey More Powerful than cough medicine

HONEY known to have many benefits. A teaspoon of honey taken before bedtime to relieve cough and help children sleep more soundly. Thus the results of a recent study reported by the parents of children suffering from cough.

Traditional medicine is better than cough medicine or other modern medical care. Honey is useful relieve and heal the wounds of the throat. "A lot of parents who participated in this study. And they say what our grandmothers recommended first true, "said Head of the Research Team of the University's College of Medicine, State of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ian Paul. The results of this study will be published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine this month.


U.S. federal health Council recently issued a warning to not use cough medicines and cold remedies for children under 6 years of age. In addition, some medications for infants withdrawn from the market.


Three pediatricians who also participated in this study suggest that parents use traditional medicine like this honey. However, honey should not be given to children under the age of 1 year because it can cause serious food poisoning.



The study included 105 children suffering from respiratory infections from a clinic in Pennsylvania. Parents are given a paper bag with the dosage instructions on dalammnya. Some parents do not get a special dose records, some are given instructions on dosage for cold medicines that contain dextromethorphan taste of honey in accordance with the child's age. Some others use a specific dose of honey.

Furthermore, parents are asked to monitor the child's sleep and cough that is, once before and after. The average child is suffering from symptoms of respiratory infection on a scale of 7. After the study of health conditions of all children to be better. However, children who diminumi honey achieve better development.

"Give a little dose of they will get better," said Pat Jackson Allen, a professor at the University School of Nursing, Yale.

This research was funded by the National Honey Board, an industry that didiriakan United States Department of Agriculture. "But this council did not intervene against the research design, data and results," said Paul.

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