Tuesday, May 5, 2009

7 Reasons to Choose Honey....

There is great concern over an out break of Swine flu. Who knows how this is going to turn out? Hopefully, the illness will die out with a whimper the way bird flu and other hyped-up media illnesses have in the past. We can only hope.

With colds and flu in mind, it's a good time to raise the issue of honey as an alternative to dextromethorphan-based cough medicine. A study out of Penn State University in the US, found that that buckwheat honey works better as a cough suppressant than over-the-counter cough medicine.

Reasons Why You Should Choose Honey of Cough Medicine:

Honey has other applications, therefore, it is less likely to go to waste.

Honey is an organic product.

Dextromethorphan is considered dangerous for young children. Honey is not.

The side effects of Dextromethorphan include:

From Wikipedia

body rash/itching
blurred vision
dilated pupils
shallow respiration
urinary retention

Honey has none of these side effects. (unless you have a honey allergy)

Dextromethorphan can be abused as a drug and is habit-forming. Very few people have ruined their lives on honey-binges. Winnie the Pooh the exception :)

The World Health Organization recommends honey.

Honey has anitoxidant and antimicrobial properties.

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