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(RedOrbit)   Honey found to relieve coughing. No wonder bee hives are so quiet   (redorbit.com) divider line 29
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2012-08-08 08:44:20 AM
This is new?
 
2012-08-08 08:49:16 AM
So companies were adding them to cough drops for shiats and giggles all this time?
 
2012-08-08 08:51:31 AM
My parents always gave us honey mixed with whiskey, which explains so much.
 
2012-08-08 08:58:32 AM
Obvious tag too obvious?
 
2012-08-08 08:59:36 AM
Haven't we known this for thousands of years?
 
2012-08-08 09:09:19 AM
past studies have suggested the beeswax product helps in ...

Beeswax product? Does that make Coke a plastic bottle product?
 
2012-08-08 09:16:19 AM
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2012-08-08 09:25:45 AM

genepool lifeboat: This is new?


Just because people have been doing something forever doesn't mean that it's right. Humans do lots of stupid shiat that seems like it should work but knowing for sure is awesome.
 
2012-08-08 09:30:37 AM
It's almost as if the introduction of some sugary-sweet substance helps to stimulate saliva production, aiding in the moisturizing of an otherwise scratchy throat.

I wonder if we can take this concept and introduce it in pill form somehow....
 
2012-08-08 09:36:18 AM
And water quenches thirst. Thanks...
 
2012-08-08 09:39:27 AM
The study was co-funded by the Honey Board of Israel.

Move along, people. Capitalistic science at its finest.
 
2012-08-08 09:42:17 AM

meanmutton: genepool lifeboat: This is new?

Just because people have been doing something forever doesn't mean that it's right. Humans do lots of stupid shiat that seems like it should work but knowing for sure is awesome.


There is a name for that fallacy Appeal to tradition.
 
2012-08-08 09:43:34 AM
Please. Give me a study founded by Bacardi.

/Honey, lemon, garlic, and rum always did it for me.
 
2012-08-08 09:44:31 AM

FarewelltoArms: The study was co-funded by the Honey Board of Israel.

Move along, people. Capitalistic science at its finest.


There is a name for that fallacy: Argumentum ad hominem
 
2012-08-08 09:50:10 AM

meanmutton: FarewelltoArms: The study was co-funded by the Honey Board of Israel.

Move along, people. Capitalistic science at its finest.

There is a name for that fallacy: Argumentum ad hominem


Are we going to make this a fallacy education thread?
 
2012-08-08 09:54:30 AM
Grandmothers everywhere agree, then say the scientists are too skinny and ask if they want some ice cream.
 
2012-08-08 10:56:21 AM

MisterLoki: My parents always gave us honey mixed with whiskey, which explains so much.


Same here.
 
2012-08-08 10:58:47 AM
This is why I always badger people to eat honey, but they don't seem to give a shiat.
 
2012-08-08 11:01:22 AM
Know what else makes a great, natural cough suppressant? Fresh ginger root mixed with honey. Scrape the skin off a fresh chunk of ginger root & grind it up with some honey mixed in. Hold a tablespoon of the stuff in your mouth and let it dissolve while you chew the ground root. It's pungent, but it works better (at least for me) than Robitussin. Also soothes minor sore throat.
 
2012-08-08 11:22:23 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: Haven't we known this for thousands of years?


People who don't get all their information from TV commercials do...

So, 98% of Americans do NOT know this, unfortunately
 
2012-08-08 12:26:11 PM
This is how science works people.

Would you rather have people still believing leeches cured syphilis?
 
2012-08-08 12:42:35 PM
www.ninjiom.com

you no more cough now
 
2012-08-08 12:46:48 PM

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you no more cough now


My brother brought some of that to me when he was visiting from China. Haven't had to use it yet.
 
2012-08-08 01:01:14 PM
But honey isn't recreational and futhermore I don't keep any in the house because my mom is allergic to it,beeswax and of course bees.

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2012-08-08 01:07:20 PM
FYI, so does sambuca :D
 
2012-08-08 05:15:44 PM
scientific studies proved this a few years ago..and it was well documented at the time.
 
2012-08-08 05:44:43 PM
Honey comes from bees, oh god not the bees!
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2012-08-08 10:12:37 PM
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Gramma was right, film at 11
 
2012-08-09 01:46:42 PM

meanmutton: FarewelltoArms: The study was co-funded by the Honey Board of Israel.

Move along, people. Capitalistic science at its finest.

There is a name for that fallacy: Argumentum ad hominem


I thought it was called "Scientific research is often funded by grants, some of which are governed by interested parties."

Truth is in the experiments: My kids had coughing all through infancy and toddler years. Gave them OTC cough suppressants that didn't do jack squat, and could only give it every 4-6 hours.

Could give a spoon of buckwheat honey every hour and it had the same effect, especially overnight.

There've been several studies that tested honey vs. OTC cough suppressants and the honey performed as well if not better than the medications.

And, as one poster intimated, before dextromethorphan hydrobromide, honey (and/or ginger root) was all that most people had to work with.
 
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