Honey coats the throat to soothe irritation and is rich in antioxidants. It also spurs saliva production, which can help thin out mucus.
Why should you not give raw honey to children under 1?
In rare instances, raw honey can contain spores of botulinum bacteria. Because of this rare, but serious, risk of botulism, raw honey should not be given to a child younger than 1 year of age whose digestive system hasn’t fully developed its protective mechanism. Filtered honey, like what is used in Children’s Chestal, is safe for children 2 years of age and older. Boiron does not recommend giving Children’s Chestal to children under 2 years of age unless the child’s healthcare professional allows it.