Honey has often been referred to as the original Wonder Food. Humans have been using honey for thousands of years not just because it tastes great, but also because honey is reported to alleviate allergies, prevent infections on wounds, and soothe sore throats and dry hacking coughs. Now, before everyone lawyers up - the official line on this is that the jury is still out. I'm not a physician, I'm not offering medical advice, and the recipe I discovered and that I'm about to share is not intended as a treatment or cure for any medical condition.
With that acknowledged - there are hundreds of studies which document positive impacts from honey under controlled clinical conditions. You can access some of those studies here: https://bit.ly/3xRzsXm
In the meantime, if your sore throat and dry hacking cough are keeping you up at night, feel free to try this recipe I discovered and see if it helps you the way it seems to help me.
Mix 1 cup water and 1/2 cup lemon juice. Bring to a simmer. Add 1 cup honey and stir until mixed. Cool and keep refrigerated. Take 1-2 tablespoons as necessary. I find that this is really effective for me right at bedtime and washed down with a hot cup of tea.
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