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What’s in your throat sweets? Try manuka honey! (reader discount)

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honeyThis time of year there are plenty of coughs and sore throats doing the rounds.

As a child I used to have a packet of Lockets in my pocket during the winter months. I hated the strong taste, but put up with it to get the soothing honey centre out of the sweet and into my throat.

Now I’m a parent I’m horrified at many of the ingredients in some over the counter medicines.

Colouring, flavourings, preservatives and artificial sweeteners occur frequently and when you’re under the weather, the last thing your immune system needs is a bunch of synthetic chemicals to contend with.

As you might be aware, Little miss green is intolerant to refined sugar. If she eats it, she comes up in rashes, has stomach cramps and gets [amazon-product align=”right” small=”1″]0955732417[/amazon-product]hyperactive, so we always use natural remedies at home wherever possible. Finding over the counter remedies without sugar and chemicals is quite a challenge!

I’ve recently come across  “Honeysuckers”, made by Green Bay Harvest. We’re big fans of their manuka honey, which is a top quality product and the honeysuckers are no exception.

The Honesuckers come in five different flavours:

  1. original which is just UMF 15+ raw manuka honey
  2. Blackcurrant bliss
  3. Echinacea and propolis
  4. Lemon
  5. Red superfruits

Your throat feels better already, right?

Green Bay use raw honey to preserve as many nutrients and health giving enzymes as possible. Their honeysuckers contain 78-100% raw manuka honey with NO added sugar, additives or stabilisers. It’s as close to the hive as you can get!

[amazon-product small=”1″]0754818594[/amazon-product]Little Miss Green loves the taste and calls them ‘sweets’, which can’t be bad. It means there are no tussles when she needs something to help her to get over mild illnesses and she doesn’t screw up her face when the medicine hits her tongue!

Manuka honey has clinically proven antibacterial properties which fight infection, particularly in the mouth and throat. In addition manuka honey contains good levels of antioxidants help combat inflammation – just the thing for sore throats, tonsillitis, laryngitis and coughs!

One of our most popular posts is my home made recipe for cough syrup containing health boosting herbs such as garlic, thyme and sage.  Be sure to check it out, and why not buy some packs of Honeysuckers to keep in the cupboard, your bag and desk drawer too! Readers of this blog can claim 15% discount by entering “littlegreenblog” at the checkout.

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