Natural honey is a more effective remedy for children’s coughs than over-the-counter medicines, researchers say. A dose of buckwheat honey before bedtime easily outperformed a cough suppressant in a US study.
Honey did a better job of reducing the severity and frequency of night-time coughs. It also improved sleep quality for children and their parents.
I think we'll try this out, since my eldest has a cough, and it can't hurt.