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Oxford: Honey is more effective than antibiotics


Scientists have recommended treatment with honey as an alternative to antibiotics in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections.

Oxford University conducted research on the treatment of some diseases.

The researchers concluded that honey consumption is more effective than the use of antibiotics in treating upper respiratory tract infections.

The study, the results of which were published in the British Medical Journal, found that honey was 36 percent more beneficial in treating cough.

It has been noted that honey is a safe alternative to antibiotics for diseases such as colds, coughs and sore throats.

Honey has long been used at home as a remedy for sore throats, coughs and stuffy noses.

Few studies so far have examined whether honey alleviates the same symptoms in adults, the Telegraph reported.

According to research, people treated with honey show fewer symptoms for one to two days, and their cough is reduced by 50 percent.

“Honey is cheap, readily available, and has almost no side effects. Doctors may suggest it as a viable alternative to antibiotics." 

Said Hibatullah Abuelgasim, one of the researchers involved in the study.

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