Honey is a mucus clearing food. It helps remove mucus and phlegm form bronchial tube. It is said that if a jug of honey is held under the nose of asthma patient and he inhales the air that comes in contact with honey, he starts breathing easier and deeper.
Honey usually brings relief whether the air flowing over it or inhaled or whether it is eaten or taken either in milk or water. It thins out accumulated mucus and helps its elimination from the respiratory passages. It also prevents from production of further mucus.
The use of honey both as food and asmedicine dates from antiquity.Honey can be taken mixed in water or milk.