How to use honey for sore throat, cough, and dry throat?

Using honey for sore throat, cough & dry throat- Easy Remidies
Written by : Badar Mustafa

Does winter’s chill bring a sore throat and cough you can’t cure? If so, relax because you have come to the right place. This blog post will explain everything about how to use honey for sore throat, cough and dry throat.

In natural remedies, few substances hold the same revered status as raw organic honey. The delightful sweetness of honey has been used for centuries as an effective medicinal and curing agent. Coughs, sore throats, and dry throats can all be relieved by consuming raw honey in a specific manner. In this post, you’ll explore some specific recipes for cough, sore throat, and dry throat and other benefits of regular consumption of honey. 

How to use honey and Black Pepper for Cough?

Do you often get caught with a common cough caused by prolonged cold exposure, allergies, flu, or other viral infections and search for a remedy that’s as simple as it is effective?

If that’s the case, look no further and try the perfect blend of raw honey and black pepper, a powerful herbal remedy that heals all common irritating coughs. Honey’s and black pepper’s natural antibiotic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties effectively shield against the common cough types. Usually, you get a cough when exposed to a cold, flu, other infections, or an allergy. The natural antibacterial properties of honey and the expectorant qualities of black pepper work synergistically to ease coughing fits.

Honey Recipe for Cough Remedy:

Now, let me explain how you can get this fantastic remedy ready. All its ingredients are common and available in your kitchen cabinet; surprisingly, it takes less than 2 minutes to prepare. It’s healthy and tasty; everyone will love this cough treatment. 


      • Organic Honey – 1 tablespoons

      • Black Pepper (powder) –  ½ tablespoons


        1. Mix one tablespoon of honey with a half-tablespoon of freshly ground black pepper.

        1. Consume this mixture several times daily to experience its soothing effects on your cough.

      Note: After having honey with pepper, wait at least 30 minutes before drinking or eating anything. If it is bedtime, have this as your last meal and then sleep. If you consume honey with pepper before bed, brush your teeth to avoid tooth decay.

      How to use honey for sore throat?

      Honey has a long history of treating sore throats. A sore throat disrupts our rhythm, but honey steps in as nature’s golden nectar to soothe the discomfort. Its natural anti-bacterial qualities reduce pain and swelling in infected throats. As honey has a very thick consistency, it helps reduce inflammation and irritation in the sensitive throat tissues by forming a protective layer in the throat. Honey relieves sore throats in adults and children over the age of one. Let’s see how we can treat sore throats using honey.

      Honey recipe for sore throat remedy:


          • Organic Honey – 1 teaspoon 

          • Warm water or Herbal Tea – 1 cup


        You can directly use a tablespoon of raw organic honey or add it to a cup of warm herbal tea or warm water to ease the soreness in your throat.

        How to use honey for Dry Throat Treatment?

        Dry throat, often caused by environmental factors like changing weather, dry air, or excessive talking, can lead to discomfort and a scratchy sensation. Dry throat treatment with Honey’s natural moisturizing properties helps to retain moisture and prevent further throat drying.

        Honey recipe for dry throat remedy:


            • Organic Honey – 1 teaspoon 

            • Warm water – 1 cup


              1. Mix a tablespoon of honey with warm water.

              1. Gargle with this mixture to hydrate and soothe your dry throat, providing instant relief.

            Who should not consume honey?

            Honey is an excellent natural home remedy, but some things must be considered before making it a part of your or your family’s diet.

                • Infants:  It is not recommended to give honey to infants under one year old due to the risk of infant botulism. 

                • Individuals with pollen allergies: Those with pollen allergies should be cautious while consuming honey, as raw honey might trigger allergic reactions.

                • People with diabetes: Honey contains natural sugars, so those with diabetes should watch how much they eat. It is essential to consume in moderation because overeating may result in unplanned calorie increases.

              For more information on the safe use of honey for these individuals, read more here.

              Consuming this organic raw honey in moderation and with awareness ensures its safe and beneficial consumption. Apart from those mentioned above, individuals of all ages and lifestyles can use honey to improve their minds and body health.

              Choosing the Right Honey:

              Not all honey is created equal. Purchasing raw, organic honey ensures you are getting the maximum benefits. Always choose raw honey as it is natural and preserves its natural enzymes, vitamins, and minerals compared to pasteurized honey. You can choose raw honey of any kind according to your taste preferences, as honey’s smell, taste, and color depend upon its flower source. Generally, in Pakistan, sidr honey and Robinia honey are some of the most popular honey.


              Honey is not a simple cure; it is a gift of Mother Nature to humankind. It not only treats cough, dry throat, and sore throat, but regularly consuming raw honey will make you feel more energized and focused throughout the day. Raw honey is a potent tonic for mind and body health, especially throat care. Whether you’re dealing with a nagging cough, a persistent sore throat, or uncomfortable dryness, incorporating honey into your routine can provide gentle yet potent relief. Let raw organic honey be your friend in keeping a healthy throat and a happy life full of energy.

              If you want to share any memorable experience with honey or want to ask something, drop your thoughts in the comments.

              Disclaimer: Please consult your physician first and then apply any home treatment. None of this information is an alternative to professional medical help.

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