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Honey Featured in NPR Health as an Effective Alternative to Cough Syrup

We’ve all been there. Your poor kiddo has a bad cough that gets worse at night, making it tough for them to sleep and keeping you up as you try to comfort them. It’s uncomfortable for everyone, and most of us would take the cough on ourselves if it would give our little ones relief for even just one night.

There are many over-the-counter treatments for a child’s cough, but a health article published by NPR highlights recent studies that show they aren’t actually effective in small children. So before you reach for cough syrup out of desperation, see why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends honey as a throat soother for its natural antibacterial and antiviral properties. The added bonus? Delicious 100% pure, raw & unfiltered honey tastes like a treat as the golden thickness works to coat the throat and minimize bothersome scratchiness.

As always, please remember that honey is only safe for kids older than one year.