Honey for Cold & Cough

Honey for cold and cough

Honey contains antimicrobial and antioxidant properties that help heal cough and cold and further protect you from infections.

Scientific Studies Supporting Honey for Cold and Cough:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Public Health England (PHE) advised the public to consider using honey for coughs & colds. This advice came after the various scientific evidence.

Honey is referred to as a substance that “relieves throat irritation” by WHO in its recent report.

Honey has been used as a conventional remedy for cough for thousands of years.

It has been discovered that honey is more effective than the popular medication dextromethorphan(DM) on cough and sleeping inability, especially in children.

Other medications have side effects and whereas raw honey is both effective and safe to consume.

Here we have compiled various conventional remedies of honey for the treatment of cough and cold for you:

Honey treatments for cough

1 – Remedy

Honey cold and cough
  • Mix one teaspoon of freshly extracted ginger juice with one spoon of honey.
  • Have it in one go.
  • Take 2-3 times a day.
  • It relieves symptoms of cold, cough & sore throat immediately.

2 – Remedy

Honey for cold
  • Add 1/4 of fresh lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey to one cup of warm water.
  • Take 4 times a day.

3 – Remedy (For dry cough)

Honey and turmeric for cold and cough
  • Mix one tablespoon of honey with 1/3 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • Lick the whole mixture.

4 – Remedy

Honey and Lemon juice for cold
  • Add a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to one-quarter cup of raw honey.
  • Take a teaspoon of the mixture every two or three hours.

5 – Remedy

Honey and onion for cold
  • Slice a large onion in half.
  • Remove 8 inner layers to make a cavity.
  • Pour raw honey into a cavity.
  • Place in refrigerator for 3 hours.
  • Have this honey every two hours until the cough subsides.


  • Chop a medium-sized onion.
  • Add one tablespoon of honey.
  • Wait for 4 hours.
  • Take one teaspoon of the mixture every hour, until the cough subsides.

6 – Remedy (Bronchitis and Whooping Cough)

Thyme and honey for cold
  • Add one teaspoon of finely chopped thyme to one tablespoon of honey.
  • Take it every half an hour.

Natural Flu Shot

Honey remedy for cold and cough


  •  3 tbsp raw honey
  •  Juice of 6 lemons
  •  3 cups Pineapple Juice
  •  1 clove of garlic
  •  1/4 tsp cayenne powder

Method of preparation

  • Take out juices of lemon and pineapple and blend it
  • Crush garlic and add to the juice
  • Add cayenne powder to the mixture
  • Finally, add raw honey and blend it well
  • Keep it in a clean jar

Take 1 cup four times daily until all symptoms disappear

Garlic& Honey Cold Treatment

Honey and Garlic for cold and cough


  •  ½ cup raw honey
  •  4 garlic cloves, peeled & sliced into 8 pieces
  •  Juice of 1 lemon

Method of preparation

  • Take 4 cups of water, add pieces of garlic clove, and boil it until the garlic aroma spreads.
  • Add honey to garlic water and stir it well.
  • Add lemon juice and blend it well.

Take a sip of this remedy every half an hour. until symptoms subside.

1 – Remedy

Cinnamon and honey for cold and cough
  • Add 1/4 spoon of cinnamon to one tablespoon of raw honey.
  • take once or twice for 3 days.

2 – Remedy

Raw honey with herbal tea
  • Use raw honey as the sweetener in herbal tea.
  • Drink 3-4 cups daily.

3 – Remedy

Raw Honey with Warm Water
  • Add honey to warm water
  • Drink it when it is still warm
  • Take 3 times a day

4 – Remedy

Honey garlic and pepper powder remedy for cough
  • Crush 2 cloves of garlic, and 1/4 medium-size onion.
  • Add two tablespoonfuls of honey.
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper powder.
  • Make a homogenous mixture.
  • take 1-2 spoons after meals for 2-3 days.

5 – Remedy (Mexican cold remedy)

Honey, lemon and garlic remedy for cough and cold
  • Mince 5-6 garlic cloves.
  • Add garlic to 2 cups of water.
  • Boil it till it spreads the aroma.
  • then allow it to cool.
  • Add one teaspoon of honey and a few slices of lemon.
  • Mix it well and drink 2 times for 3 days.

6 – Remedy

Raw Honey, Chamomile leaves and lemon juice remedy for cold and cough
  • Add 2 spoons of chamomile leaves to hot water.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Add one tablespoon of honey and 3 teaspoons of lemon juice.
  • Mix it well.
  • Drink 2 times daily for 3 days.


Drink a lot of water during cough and cold. It loosens the congestion caused by viruses.

Let’s know the other benefits of Natural Honey for health.


Allopathy medicines used for cough and colds have many side effects. It is wise to use natural home remedies like honey for coughs & colds. Make sure to go through some important information on how to check the purity of honey before you buy one because of widespread honey adulteration.

Disclaimer: The remedies, approaches, and techniques described here are meant to supplement, and not to be a substitute for, professional medical care or treatment. They should not be used to treat a serious injury or health problem without prior consultation with a qualified health care professional.

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