Thursday, January 3, 2008

Honey for Coughs

Apparently, your grandmother was right. According to a recent study, honey is a better way to treat children's coughs than dextromethorphan (DXM), the most common active ingredient in cough medicine. "The results were so strong that we were able to say clearly that honey was better than no treatment and dextromethorphan was not," said Dr. Ian M. Paul of Pennsylvania State University in Hershey. Personally, I love a dollop of honey in a good Hot Toddy when I have a cough. Yum!

Read more about the study here.

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