Effect of honey on cough

TitleOutcome parametersTypes of included studiesFindings
Effect of honey on coughCough frequency
Cough severity
Bothersome nature of cough
Sleep quality
Out of 13 studies, nine studies that meet the inclusion criteria were included. All of the included studies are RCTs. These nine studies showed that honey has positive effect on symptomatic relief of the children’s cough and sleep quality compared to other cough products, placebo, or no treatment for any of the outcome. However, it must be noted factors such as type of honey used, longer duration of treatment and other treatment groups (e.g. adults) still needs to be studied to further understand it’s efficacy.

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