Agave nectar safe, effective remedy for children’s cough, study suggests

October 27, 2014 8:00 PM

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Agave nectar safe, effective remedy for children’s cough, study suggests

Agave nectar can be a low-risk, successful way to treat a child’s nighttime cough, suggests a study published in the journal Jama Pediatrics.

While honey is not recommended for children under age 1 because it can cause botulism, agave nectar has proved to be a viable treatment for treating a cough in children without the risk. Botulism is a serious condition that occurs when bacterial spores grow in a baby’s intestinal tract.

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