Chocolate for Coughs

I just read the most exciting news about health and healing ever.

There is an article on Dr. Alan Greene’s website about a study that was done using dark chocolate to treat a cough! YES- you read right. In it, researchers discovered that chocolate works better than codeine for relieving a cough.   It only takes about 2 ounces for an adult to reap the benefits, and one ounce for a child.

If you’ve been around my son lately, or ever, you know how much he loves chocolate and how he chants about it and asks for it all the time.  We have been giving him dark chocolate since he’s been on solid food, and he loves the bitter taste and subtle sweetness. We recently found a 91% cacao chocolate bar that he loves!

toddler loves chocolate

He has a cough now, and I’m heading to Whole Foods to buy that chocolate. He’ll be so happy with his “medicine” tonight!

6 thoughts on “Chocolate for Coughs”

  1. Holly, your timing could not have been better for this! Bella has had a bad cough the past 2 nights and we are all walking Zombie’s as a result. We’ve tried dark honey and sitting up and nothing is working. I am sure she will be THRILLED to have chocolate tonight. I will report back tomorrow!

  2. Hi Melissa! I would love to hear how the chocolate worked medicinally! Did it help? Thanks for writing.

  3. How interesting! I am sure the kids love this doctor now! ha ha Thanks for sharing:) Poppin in from the SITS hop:)

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