One of the most common illnesses that almost everyone suffers from is common cold and persistent coughs. Common cold is a viral infection of the respiratory tract and affects the nose, throat and chest. Common cold symptoms include runny nose, cough, sneezing and mild fever. Persistent coughs can occur due to cold, but sometimes they are also caused by the allergens that are present in the air.
Cough and cold causes a lot of irritation in the throat and nose. It often causes breathing trouble as well. However, common cold and persistent coughs can be easily treated with honey, which is one of the most common natural ingredients. Regular intake of honey can cure and provide relief from the symptoms of cold. Andaman Plantations, which is one of the largest private planters in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands exports best quality honey.
Studies have shown that honey works excellently against persistent cough and cold. The use of honey as medicine, especially to treat cold dates centuries back. Owing to the numerous natural properties, honey acts as amazing cold suppressant and is suitable for both young and the adults. Honey is rich in antioxidant and other antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that fight the virus, bacteria and fungus to treat the underlying symptoms of cold. Honey also soothes a scratchy or sore throat and relieves of the irritation. Measured intake of honey also boosts the immune system, which makes an individual less susceptible to cold. It prevents the body from catching cold as well. To prevent persistent cough, honey can be taken in its raw form or mixed with a glass of lukewarm water.
Apart from cough and cold, honey can be used in cooking and to treat other ailments as well. Honey from Andaman Plantations can be stored in dry glass containers to ensure longevity.