Grandma only knew it worked – now science reveals the reason why. Without risky drugs, synthetics, additives, or any sort of human interference, Honey Don't Cough's buckwheat honey provides a wide range of natural medicinal properties!
Honey connoisseurs love the unique look, smell and flavor of buckwheat honey – honey made from bees that collect only from buckwheat flowers.
A very deep coppery brown tone; a pleasant, earthy scent like fresh hay; and a rich, malty, chocolatey flavor are all hallmarks of the high quality buckwheat honey you'll find in Honey Don't Cough.
Nutrient analysis shows that when it comes to honey, the darker it is, the more healthful it is too - and our buckwheat honey is the darkest honey you can get! Compared with the average light honey, the average dark honey packs about:
As if good looks, rich taste, and impressive nutrient content weren't enough to boast, Honey Don't Cough's buckwheat honey is rich in antioxidants as well. Buckwheat honey offers almost 6 times the antioxidant power the palest honey has.
When the Chamberlains - Jeff, a family doctor and Christine, a school teacher – started hearing reports about cold medicines in the news, they were concerned both as professionals and parents of two young children. As they found researching the subject further, those common over-the-counter cold treatments had absolutely NO well-founded scientific studies to back their efficacy, and worse yet, often caused side effects like diarrhea, nausea, headaches, and anxiety. There had even been cases of children dying with the recommended dose!
The two didn't need any more convincing. Their children wouldn't be taking these cold medicines and at his practice, Jeff began advising that his patients not use them either. Finally, in October 2007, the FDA's Pediatric Advisory Committee confirmed what the Chamberlains had found for themselves - after reviewing all relevant studies, they unanimously decided that over-the-counter antihistamines, decongestants or anti-tussives should not be given to children under two and recommended that they not be given to children under 6 either. There had to be another option!
"But if I shouldn't give my children these cough medicines, what should I do when they have a bad cough?" As a doctor, Jeff knew there had to be a better, safer way to manage a cough, but wasn't sure of the answer until a colleague approached him one day excited to tell him about a new Penn State study he had been reading.
When comparing conventional children's cough medicines using dextromethorphan with pure, natural buckwheat honey - and buckwheat honey came out on top! Jeff couldn't believe he hadn't thought of this before; his grandfather, the doctor that inspired him to take up the profession, had prescribed buckwheat honey for his patients' coughing! Now science was confirming what Grandpa Chamberlain had known all along.
All that was left was to make buckwheat honey a simple and affordable choice for parents. Thus, Honey Don't Cough was born.
With the introduction of Honey Don't Cough, the Chamberlains wanted people everywhere to feel good about the cough and sore throat treatment their family relied on - without spending a bundle or making a mess. Designed to fit easily in a pocket or purse with no need for measuring cups, droppers or spoons, Honey Don't Cough's convenient single-dose packets provide safe, natural and effective support wherever you need it, without any fuss!
Your mother nursed you, your grandmother her, and your great-grandmother nursed your grandmother when she was coughing with a cold. And after all - who doesn't crave a little fussing-over when they're feeling ill?
While Honey Don't Cough can't replace a mother's loving affection, it remains to this day, an excellent way to pamper yourself, your family, and the people you love when a cold bug strikes. Without any risky chemicals, drugs, or additives, the purely wholesome 100% buckwheat honey in Honey Don't Cough has been soothing coughs and sore throats safely and naturally for generations.
Today, keep the tradition of care going strong in your own family with the potent nutritive and medicinal properties of Honey Don't Cough's easy-to-use buckwheat honey packets. A time-tested, time-honored remedy trusted by mothers and doctors, we're so confident you'll love Honey Don't Cough, we guarantee it! Take 60 full days to decide for yourself. If you don't love it, we'll refund it - guaranteed.
|Age||Dosage Guide 1 Packet = 1/2 tsp|
|Ages 1 to 5||1 Packet|
|Ages 6 and up||2 Packet|
|May take up to 15 minutes or as directed by your physician.|
Tear open packet. Holding packet firmly, squeeze contents into mouth. If honey seems to have hardened, warm packet gently in hand for thirty seconds, or until desired softness is achieved. If honey seems to have crystalized, place packet in hot (not boiling) water until completely liquified.
Serving Size - Use 1-2 packets as needed, up to every 15 minutes, or as directed by your health care professional.
*Percent Daily Value for children under 4 years of age.
**Percenet Daily Value for children 4 years of age&older.
†Daily Value not established.
††Percent Daily Value based on 2,000 calorie diet.
No. Honey Don't Cough is made with pure dark buckwheat honey — a natural substance made by honeybees. It is not a synthetic drug or chemical.
Though researchers do not know exactly how buckwheat honey works to calm coughing, studies show buckwheat honey to have the following natural properties:
No. Actually, people have used buckwheat honey to treat cough for hundreds of years. In the 1950's it became less popular because people started using drugs to treat their symptoms. However popularity has increased since Penn State published a study demonstrating that buckwheat honey out-performed conventional honey-flavored cough medicine for children's cough in December 2007.
Honey has different properties depending on what type of flowers the bees gather pollen and nectar from. Bee keepers will often place bee hives in certain types of flowering fields so the bees gather nectar from one type of flower. For instance, the type of honey normally sold in stores is clover honey, because the bee hives are placed in clover fields. Buckwheat honey is made by bees when the predominant flower they pollinate is the buckwheat flower. Buckwheat honey is darker, thicker and has more antioxidant properties than most other honeys.
Bees in the wild pollinate a wide variety of flowers, creating a "mixed honey," or, "wildflower honey". These honeys are fun to try because of their variety of tastes. However, because wildflower honeys are typically lighter colored, they can have less therapeutic value. They are also more common and less expensive. Many in the health industry will use wildflower honey instead of more effective and medicinal dark buckwheat honey.
The honey produced by bees collecting from buckwheat flower fields is naturally dark — and that's a very good thing Research from the University of Illinois and other universities have shown that darker honeys contain more antioxidant and other medicinal properties — and buckwheat honey is the darkest honey you can get! In fact, dark coppery coloring is a mark honey connoisseurs look for in a high quality buckwheat honey. Lighter coloring in a buckwheat honey is an indication that bees were collecting from other floral sources too much — or that another, less expensive honey was mixed in.
No! A Penn State study compared conventional honey-flavored dextromethorphan to 100% pure dark Buckwheat Honey. Despite honey flavoring and synthetic medication, the conventional medicine did not perform as well as pure buckwheat honey! Beware of products with "honey" in the title! Check the ingredients. If honey is one of the last ingredients listed, you can bet the amount included is very small. You may even find that all the product actually has is "honey flavoring" — and lot of sweeteners.
Though research from Penn State University demonstrated that buckwheat honey reduced children's cough symptoms better than conventional drug therapy, to date, there are no scientifically proven ways to cure a cough due to a cold.
People have used buckwheat honey for many years to treat sore throats. To date however, no well-done, placebo-controlled trials have been performed to see if it works better than a placebo. However, the effect and properties of Buckwheat Honey are known. These include:
Many people have used buckwheat honey to treat a cough by mixing it with various substances such as lemon juice, tea and whisky. To date, there are no reliable placebo-controlled trials determining if doing this will work as well or better than a placebo or just pure buckwheat honey on its own. It is our instinct that diluting buckwheat honey with something else may change the demulcent effects. However, its other properties should still remain.
While most children like the taste of buckwheat honey, some children do not. If your child does not want to take it directly from the packet, try dissolving it in warm water or juice (some people will add a little lemon). Diluting buckwheat honey with water or juice may change the throat soothing, demulcent effects, but its other properties should still remain.
Unlike most conventional cold medicines, Honey Don't Cough contains no synthetics or risky drugs your child could overdose on. It is not dangerous for your child to take more than the recommended dose. However, do make sure you talk to your child about the dangers of taking medications without adult supervision.
Most "bee allergies" are actually to the bee's venom, not to the bee itself. Luckily, it is rare for a person to be allergic to honey because of an allergy to bee venom.
Medical experts recommend never giving corn syrup or honey to children under the age of 1 to avoid an incident of infant botulism. Following are excerpts from Wikipedia's article on botulism: "Infant botulism was first recognized in 1976. It affects about 100 infants per year in the United States. Infants less than 12 months of age are susceptible, with almost 90% of cases occurring between the ages of 3 weeks and 6 months of age at presentation. The mode of action of this form is through colonization by germinating spores in the gut of an infant. The first symptom is usually constipation, followed by generalized weakness, loss of head control and difficulty feeding. Like the other forms of botulism, the symptoms are caused by the absorption of botulinum toxin, and typically progress to a symmetric descending flaccid paralysis. Death is often the eventual outcome unless the infant receives artificial ventilation. Infants under the age of 1 should not have corn syrup nor honey. Honey, corn syrup, and other sweeteners are potentially dangerous for infants. This is partly because the digestive juices of an infant are less acidic than older children and adults, and may be less likely to destroy ingested spores. In addition, young infants do not yet have sufficient numbers of resident microbiota in their intestines to competitively exclude C. botulinum. Unopposed in the small intestine, the warm body temperature creates a medium for botulinum spores to germinate, divide and produce toxin. Thus, C. botulinum is able to colonize the gut of an infant with relative ease, whereas older children and adults are not typically susceptible to ingested spores. C. botulinum spores are widely present in the environment, including honey. For this reason, it is advised that neither honey, nor any other sweetener, be given to children until after 12 months. Nevertheless, the majority of infants with botulism have no history of ingestion of honey, and the exact source of the offending spores is unclear about 85% of the time. Spores present in the soil are a leading candidate for most cases, and often a history of construction near the home of an affected infant may be obtained."
Absolutely! Honey Don't Cough is safe and gentle enough for a child, but is strong enough for an adults cough and sore throat too. Honey Don't Cough is also safe for pregnant women, nursing mothers, older adults and people on multiple medications.
Yes. Honey Don't Cough does not interact with diabetes medications and has only 3 grams of carbohydrates. Typically, honey creates no rapid change in blood sugar. By comparison a single carrot has about 7 grams of carbohydrates - 4 grams more than a dose of Honey Don't Cough.
Yes. Honey Don't Cough is regulated as a "Natural Supplement" by the FDA. However, we strive to keep our standards well above the FDA's minimal requirements for natural supplements.