My friend Shelby shared with me a most amazing natural cure for a cough. Raw honey! And I was impressed that it actually works! My daughter picked up a pretty nasty and mucousy cough that keeps her hacking away at night and sounding like she is going to gag on her sputum. We had been giving her B&T Children’s Cough & Bronchial Syrup (which is natural, by the way) but it didn’t really seem to be doing much for the cough. Funny, it wasn’t until after I started giving her the raw honey that I realized that B&T’s also has a honey base.
So, the first night I gave her a spoonful of raw honey (which she was not very excited about) and literally she only coughed one more time (10 minutes later). It was wonderful. We have now used it occasionally over the last few days when she can’t seem to nix her cough (she doesn’t mind taking it now). There is a tremendous difference in her cough as soon as we administer the honey.
Plus you don’t need to worry about nasty side effects or what kind of chemicals/dyes they are ingesting along with the medication. And parents have need to worry. Not too long ago there was an overall recall for any infant cough and cold medicine. Interestingly the recall is only for children 2 and under however doctors have admitted there is a risk to children as old as six.
Here are some links on the benefits of raw honey which tastes so much better than store-bought honey (which I can barely stand).