Honey for the Treatment of Cold & Flu

Honey is a sweet, thick liquid made from regurgitated flowering plant nectar that has ripened & evaporated within the beehive’s honeycomb. Honey has had a long association with humans. 4000 years ago, Egyptian hieroglyphics depict the story of a bee’s life, though it was the ancient Greeks who first used honey medicinally. 

Can Honey help Cold & Flu?

Honey may help Cold & Flu by bringing symptomatic relief.

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written on October 24, 2021 

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I found it to be somewhat effective.


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At the onset of a virus, I usually take Vitamin C, Elderberry, drink plenty of water and add honey to ginger tea if my throat is raw. By no means does this …

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written on October 1, 2021 

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be somewhat effective.


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Nothing works better to soothe a sore throat from a cold than a spoonful of honey. Sometimes I just swallow the whole bit of it, but I also dissolve honey in warm …

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