Honey coats the throat to soothe irritation and is rich in antioxidants. It also spurs saliva production, which can help thin out mucus.
Is it safe for a pregnant woman to eat raw honey?
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, because his digestive system hasn’t fully developed its protective mechanism. However, a pregnant woman can safely eat honey because her digestive tract will keep the botulinum bacteria from growing, and her honey consumption poses no danger to her fetus. As always, if pregnant or breastfeeding please check with your physician before using Chestal Cough.