WSIL TV quotes a study conducted by a research group from a university in England that included 160 patients. The participants were given either regular cough medicine or a chocolate-based medicine. The patients that received the chocolate reported quicker improvement with their cough than the others.
The properties of cocoa is what scientists believe help relieve irritation and inflammation that can cause coughing.
This time of year developing a cough is pretty common. If this happens to you this year, you might want to reach for a piece of chocolate candy to suck on for a cure instead of that cough drop.
By: Buck Stevens