04 December 2007

Honey Better Than Cough Medicine For Kids

A teaspoon of honey before bed seems to calm children's coughs and help them sleep better . . . . The folk remedy did better than cough medicine or no treatment in a three-way comparison. . . . The research appears in December's Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Federal health advisers recently warned that over-the-counter cough and cold medicines shouldn't be used in children younger than 6. . . . [H]oney should not be given to children younger than 1 because of a rare but serious risk of botulism.

From The Associated Press via the Denver Post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Funding provided by the National Honey Board, although a news story I read indicated it had no influence on the study itself. Even so.