Honey is used worldwide as home remedies for coughs, and is an alternative that is safe and effective as a cough medicine.
One tablespoon of honey are known to help relieve children's cough at night and help them sleep more soundly. There are several reasons honey can cure cough, quality of sweet honey throat, while elements of antioxidant, is one of the factors that suppress the cough. In addition, honey has an antimicrobial effect.
But it should be noted also, that honey is not recommended for infants aged under one year, because of rare but serious risks that can cause a type of botulism food poisoning. But for children who are larger, in general, honey is quite safe to use. Regarding the dose of its use in accordance with the usual cough medicine recommendations: 2-5 years: ½ teaspoon, 6-11 years: 1 teaspoon, 12 years and over: 2 tsp.
To liquefy phlegm, you can use lemon as home remedies.
Direction, mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 3 tablespoons of pure honey, 5 tablespoons boiled water, then steamed for 30 minutes. aged 6-1 years: 2 times 1 / 2 tsp, children 1-3 years: 1 teaspoon 2 times, children 4-5 years: 2 times 1 1 / 2 tsp. Alternatively, cut into 1 piece of lemon, squeeze the water, put it in a glass / cup. Add the soy sauce, stir. Dosing drink for children, 1 tsp 3 times per day.
To alleviate cough in children. Direction, 5 grams of fresh galingale washed, grated, then add 2 tablespoons of water boiled and stirred. Once filtered, add 1 tablespoon of pure honey. Give it 2-3 times a day.