Medication can actually be delicious! Indeed, dark chocolate is considered an effective treatment for dry cough. Scientists even believe that dark chocolate is a better alternative to traditional cough syrup. In this article you will find out why this is the case.

Dark chocolate for dry cough

An uncontrolled and constant urge to cough, tension and trouble sleeping – there is a simple and delicious home remedy: dark chocolate.

Studies have shown that dark chocolate is a natural cough suppressant that not only reduces sore throats but may also aid the healing process.
The scientific reason for this lies in the ingredients of dark chocolate. Chocolate contains theobromine, a compound that dilates blood vessels and relaxes the muscles of the throat and bronchi. Theobromine works similarly to the commonly used cough medicine codeine, but without its negative side effects.

Additionally, dark chocolate contains antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation in the body and speed up the healing process.

Finally, the sticky consistency of chewed chocolate also has a positive effect: it forms a soothing layer on the nerve endings in the throat.

This medicine has two small drawbacks, however: First, it must be chocolate with a high cocoa content – and not everyone is a fan of dark chocolate. On the other hand, dark chocolate also contains fat and sugar. So you shouldn’t eat too much!

From now on, there will probably be a bar of dark chocolate in your medicine cabinet. But please only choose one, not twenty.