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Hunny Pops inspired by Winnie the Pooh Did you know that honey is a great way to soothe a sore throat? Its also used as a cough suppressant. According to some studies honey works better than over-the-counter cough medicine for nighttime coughing (source). So while I was taking a trip down memory lane and watching that silly old bear and his adorable friends, I decided to make some HoneyPops.
Hot liquids with lemon and honey can soothe and treat cough for short-term periods, says Russell. Use plain hot water or a favorite hot tea, and add honey and lemon to taste. The advantage to this remedy is, unlike cough medicines, you can have it as often as you need or want. However, he cautions, you should not give honey to children under age 1, even to help them stop coughing.