Monday, April 18, 2011

Chocolate compound beats codeine for cough-suppression - Boing Boing

Chocolate Compound Beats Codeine for Cough Suppression (via boingboing.net)

Next time you have a cough, head for the Hershey's. Apparently, the theobromine in chocolate (the same substance that makes chocolate toxic to dogs, cats, and horses) is a better cough suppressant than OTC and even prescription meds.

It's good news for me, since I can't take dextromethorphan, which is in almost every OTC cough remedy as well as many prescription offerings. Now if I can convince the doctor to give me a prescription for chocolate chips, I'll be all set. :-)

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