Why it works: Honey helps soothe sore throat and can also reduce irritating coughs.
How it works: Give a half-teaspoon of honey to children ages 2 to 5; 1 teaspoon to children ages 6 to 11; and 2 teaspoons to those 12 and older, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends. Do not give honey to babies younger than 1 because of the risk of infant botulism.
Precautions: Do not give honey to children under 12 months of age because of the risk of infant botulism poisoning.
The self cure remedy of Take honey for the care and relief of Flu has an effectiveness score of 3.0 and a popularity score of 73 on the self-cure system.