British researchers found that honey was more effective against coughs and colds than antibiotics. According to research, honey is more effective than antibiotics in the first-line treatment of upper respiratory tract infections.
The healing properties of honey have been known for thousands of years. A new study found that honey is more effective against coughs, colds and nasal congestion than antibiotics.
More effective than antibiotics!
In the Oxford University study in England, it was determined that honey was more effective than antibiotics in the first-line treatment of upper respiratory tract infections.
Within the scope of the research, clinical trials with more than 1,700 participants of different ages were conducted.
The results of the study were published in the British Medical Journal.
Reduces the duration of symptoms…
Experiments have shown that honey is more effective than normal in improving symptoms, including the frequency and severity of cough.
Cough frequency decreased in 36 percent of the patients participating in the experiments and the severity of cough decreased in 44 percent.
Studies also found that those treated with honey had two days less symptoms.
Researchers say honey, which has virtually no side effects, may be recommended as an alternative to prescribed antibiotics for nasal congestion and sore throat.