Honey is one of the most common home remedies for coughs and even as little as a tablespoonful of honey has actually been proven to be more effective than over-the-counter cough medicines. Honey is excellent for soothing sore, swollen tissue in the throat and contains some enzymes with powerful antibacterial properties. If you are suffering from a bacterial infection, honey may even be able to shorten your illness. Remember that children under 2 should not consume honey but adults and older children can take up to 1 tbsp of honey 1-3 times per day, and it may be especially effective when taken before sleep.
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