Honey has been used as a natural addition to people’s lifestyles for centuries—sweetening foods, moisturizing dry skin and boosting energy levels. Here at Boiron, we use honey for one more thing—to soothe irritated throats. Boiron’s Chestal Honey cough syrup works naturally with the body to improve the productivity of all types of common coughs. The natural goodness of honey in Chestal coats and soothes the throat—it’s rich in antioxidants and spurs saliva production, which helps to thin out mucus—and the blend of safe homeopathic medicines loosens chest congestion, thereby making the cough more productive for a speedier recovery. Also available as Children’s Chestal, Chestal is a day and night solution—calming those dry, fitful coughs at bedtime so they don’t prevent sleep, but without drowsy side effects for the day. Safe for everyone ages 2 and up, Chestal is non-drowsy and has no artificial colors or flavors.
So this year, as your kids head back to school and germs begin to spread, be prepared to nip those unwanted coughs in the bud with Chestal Honey cough syrup. For more information on Chestal, visit www.childrenschestal.com or check out our Facebook page.
In observance of September being National Honey Month, here are six fun facts about honey:
- To make one pound of honey, the bees in the colony must visit two million flowers and fly over 55,000 miles.
- A typical beehive can make up to 400 pounds of honey per year.
- Honeybees never sleep!
- A honeybee can fly approximately 15 miles per hour.
- Out of 20,000 species of bees, only four make honey.
- Honey is the ONLY food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.
For more interesting facts and the benefits of honey, check out the National Honey Board’s website at www.honey.com.