I've forgotten my password...
Early Years Cook's Training
 Grub4life offer a range of specialist cookery master classes and ...
 

General News

Email this story to a friend:

Honey can ease childhood cough


www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that giving a teaspoon of honey to a child with a cough before they go to bed can ease their symptoms and help them sleep more soundly, a study has found. 07-08-2012

Children aged one to five who were suffering from throat infections coughed less often and slept better after taking 10g of honey before bedtime, researchers reported.

Honey's high levels of antioxidants could make it a better alternative to cough syrups, many of which are not proven to work and which can be dangerous if parents administer accidental overdoses, they wrote in the Pediatrics journal.

The researchers emphasised that honey is not safe for young infants because of the risk of infantile botulism, a rare but fatal infection, but said it could be a "preferable treatment" for children older than one.

With thanks to www.telegraph.co.uk
 
To read the full story go to:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/children_shealth/9453725/Honey-can-ease-childhood-cough.html





Advertise with us  |  Privacy  |  Terms & Copyright                                                                                     Website maintained by USP Networks