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Honey is Better Than Cough Medicine

Posted Nov 17 2008 9:10pm

A new study that just came out this month shows how honey is more effective than cough medicine in treating nighttime cough.  In the study, three treatments were compared: honey, honey-flavored cough medicine, and a placebo.

Honey came out on top, significantly reducing cough and improving sleep.  The cough medicine actually did nothing.  I looked at the full-text of this study and found that other studies also show cough medicine is generally ineffective (thought that doesn't stop companies from selling it). 

It appears that honey is a safe, natural option for treating coughs associated with the common cold.

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