Thursday, June 25, 2009

Honey Helps Relieve Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Honey for the Symptomatic Relief of Cough in Children with Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Emergency Medicine Journal, 2009;26:522-523

A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether honey provides significant symptom relief of cough in children with an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). Only one paper presented a trial addressing the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of this paper are shown in table 1. The clinical bottom line is that honey does appear to be effective in relieving some of the symptoms of URTI.

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