Cough is a common respiratory problem and people often turn to local produce like raw honey to provide relief. Why raw honey? Well, that's because cooked or pasteurized honey doesn't have the same properties as raw honey.
Raw honey has been found to help with many conditions such as: wound healing, diabetes mellitus, heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), high cholesterol and hypertension.
There is no known cure for colds and flu but there are things we can do to minimize the effects of colds and flu while we wait for our immune system to kick in and fight off the virus.
One of the things we can do is to take a tablespoon or two of raw honey. This helps to soothe a sore throat and a cough.
Raw honey also contains antioxidants that help fight off free radicals which are responsible for cell damage in the respiratory system.
The antioxidant levels in honey have been found to be up to 300 times higher than vitamins C and E.
There is no other food that contains such high levels of antioxidants, making it important for everyone's diet especially those with colds and flues often.