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Old fashioned cold remedy turns out to be the best

4 Dec

honey2.jpgResearchers are finding out what our grandmothers bet on that honey is soothing and much better for your cold than expensive cough syrups with all that sugar and additives.

that children who received a small dose of buckwheat honey before bedtime slept better and coughed less than those who received either a common over-the-counter cough suppressant (dextromethorphan) or nothing at all.

“This is the first time honey has been actually proven as a treatment,” says lead study author Dr. Ian Paul, a researcher at Penn State College of Medicine. He adds that honey has been recommended for ages by grandparents in certain cultures.

  Honey has certain healing properties that is missed in the  over the counter cough medicines.  It is also high in antioxidant properties.

  The research discovered that children when given a teaspoon of honey at night before going to bed slept a lot better than children who were not given honey for their cold.

The moral of this is that our grandparents had the right idea.

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