A great food, unless you're a baby. Do not give honey to children under one year of age. See infant botulism.

Honey has been shown to be a reasonable treatment for cough in children. In a recent study1 it was given in the same dose as cough medicine 30 minutes before bedtime with superior results to dextromethorpham (the "DM" in many over the counter cough preparations) and placebo.

1. Paul IM, et al. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 2007;161:1140-1146.

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