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Old wives tales of honey soothing sore throats and coughs may be medically safe and sound [Study of 105 children reported in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine USA.] Honey soothes irritated membranes in the throat.
Honey is known to be antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial & an antioxidant. But note that honey should not be given to infants under 12 months old.
Try this (adult) drink:
Juice of 1 lemon
1tsp grated ginger
1 pinch chilli powder
1 crushed garlic clove
2tbs Elixir honey
Put all the above ingredients in a mug. Add boiling water. Sip and stay warm. Serves one