Now there’s one more reason to love chocolate s— it can help cure the common cough. A clinician who’s spent years studying the mechanism of the cough cites new research that shows how cough medicine containing cocoa is better at curing your cough than common traditional remedies.
Have A Cough? Science Says Eat Chocolate
It is found that patients taking the chocolate-based medicine showed much improvement within 2 days. Other studies have arrived at similar findings. Researchers at the Imperial College in London previously found that theobromine, an alkaloid in chocolate, is better for coughs than codeine.
Chocolate relieves inflammation and irritation as it is thicker than honey and lemon. Chocolate coats the nerve endings in your throat that trigger the urge to cough better than thinner substances.
But sadly, drinking hot chocolate don’t have the same effect as eating a chocolate bar, since it’s not in contact with the throat long enough to form a protective coating on your throat.
Now, everyone can always grab their favorite chocolate bar and munch the cough away, as science suggests the cocoa is more effective for curing cough when consumed with the other ingredients in cough medicine.