I remember as a child waking up to a cough and having trouble sleeping because of it. This of course would waken my dear mom and often she would come to my bed with a little spoon of honey, butter and a drop of eucalyptus oil. It felt so good, sweet and soothing. My cough would stop and sometimes I wanted to cough again for more of that honey and butter! But butter made my skin break out as a child and so my mom eventually cut butter out of our diet and even though we were vegetarian she was now experimenting more with a pure plant based diet.
Well, I have teen boys now, and they are a lot of fun. When they were toddlers and even now, I have followed the same plan. When a sore throat STARTS...take care of it right away. Get your feet, legs, arms, warm. Drink a hot tea. Gargle with salt water. Drink fresh vegetable juice. If someone gets a cough, take some homemade cough syrup or a spoon of honey, coconut oil and tea tree oil. Sometimes I just usehoney and a drop of eucalyptus oil, or another great one is honey and a drop of scotch pine essential oil!
So is this all quackery??? Well, a few years ago it was considered so, but not by myself! I have experienced and seen so much healing with SIMPLE, natural, harmless procedures.
Let me share something about honey and coughs from published medical literature. There have been several studies which have validated the fact that honey is indeed helpful for coughs, and studies have even verified that a spoonful of honey will help children with upper respiratory infection sleep better and reduce their coughing. -Pediatrics. 2012 Sep;130(3):465-71. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-3075. Epub 2012 Aug 6. Parents can sleep better with honey too!! I did not need the studies, I have first hand experience! But,...for the doubting Thomas here it is!
Next time I will share a homemade cough syrup that really helps with sore throat but is especially effective with laryngitis! Beware though!! This statement has NOT been evaluated by the FDA!!! Read at your own risk!!!! Everything I have learned in life must first be verified by the FDA. "I wish above all things that you would prosper and be in health." 3 John 2. Blessings to all! Enjoy your honey!