Honey has long been known to have beneficial properties for health and can also be used as a home remedy for colds and coughs. It contains only a few but important nutrients inhibits, a group of anti-inflammatory agents that include flavonoids. It is rich in antioxidants, which fight free radicals in the body and can therefore protect against various diseases. Now British researchers have found that honey may be even more effective than antibiotics in treating upper respiratory diseases.
Honey is more effective than antibiotics for colds, according to a British study
Honey often works better than antibiotics, according to a British University of Oxford meta-study. 14 studies with approximately 1,400 subjects were compared. The result: both frequency as well as heaviness coughing colds can be relieved much more than with medications such as antibiotics. Researchers suspect that the reason for the findings is that antibiotics, unlike honey, are exclusively against bacteria work, but many colds are also triggered by viruses.
Honey also has another benefit. Frequent or improper use of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance lead to a new infection and can be especially dangerous for people with weak immune systems.
The results of the study were published last August in the journal BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.