Nighttime Cough Helped by Honey

Children experiencing nighttime cough experienced symptom relief and sleep quality by receiving 10 grams (1 tsp) of honey within 30 minutes of bedtime. Almost 300 children 1-5 years old with upper respiratory infections were randomized to either the honey or a placebo. This study was funded in part by the Honey Board of Israel, however, a placebo group was included. Honey should never be given to children under 1 year old due to the risk for botulism.

PositiveTip: Honey may be an effective and safe treatment for children’s cough.