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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
MUCH better than regular cough syrup, but not the best of the natural ones.
on July 27, 2011
I have 2 young boys and a childcare, so coughs happen several times a year in our home. However, this is a wonderful cough syrup that gives immediate relief and normally lasts 4 hours or so before needing another dose (during nights when their coughs are especially bad). We've used 4 bottles over the past 3 years and it works. Honey has always been touted as a wonderful soother for sore throats and coughs, and that's probably its most effective ingredient. Our kids ask for this (actually, any of our natural cough syrups) when they're sick and they seem to recover completely in a few days after we give them this. On the 2 occasions when I gave our son cough syrup during his bronchitis bout (almost 4 years ago), it never seemed to work and I felt guilty giving it to him.
Just an FYI that Hyland's Cold & Cough Syrup is MUCH MUCH better than this one, Chestal is a close second. We have tried 4 kinds (Similasan Cough Syrup, Hyland's Cold & Cough Syrup, Hyland's Cough Syrup, and Chestal) and the nights I give our boys the Cold & Cough one, they sleep through the night without coughing. When I give them any of the others, they go about 3-4 hours without coughing (Chestal will last through most of the night). That's still better than regular toxic cough syrup, but just thought I'd point out the difference and save you and your kids some sick time. Plus, you get the cold relief on top of the cough syrup, without ANY side effects except healthy kids! Even my childcare families allow me to give it to their children when they have coughs; their children recover quickly, too.
So, this is a good buy, better than toxic cough syrup, but it's definitely not the best natural one out there (from our experience, but maybe another one will work better for your child). We LOVE Similisan's Pink Eye Relief drops, Sleep globules, and Earache Relief drops...they are all INCREDIBLE!