“The honey is uniquely soothing.”
F. Ryan, Oregon
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“Nothing soothes my sore throat better!”
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FAQ's

For over 90 years, people have trusted HONEES™ soothing throat drops to calm coughs and soothe sore throats.  Thousands of 5-star reviews on Google and Amazon confirm our opinion that HONEES are the best cough drop out there.

For over 90 years, people have trusted HONEES™ soothing throat drops to calm coughs and soothe sore throats.  Thousands of 5-star reviews on Google and Amazon confirm our opinion that HONEES are the best cough drop out there.

Yes! Three flavors of HONEES™ throat soothing cough drops are without menthol. Original Honey Filled Natural Throat Drops, in 20 count bags and 9-count bars. Honey Filled Natural Throat Drops with Ginger, in 20 count bags and 9-count bars. Milk and Honey Natural Throat Drops, in 9-count bars.

Yes, HONEES™ natural cough drops contain absolutely nothing artificial.

Yes! HONEES™ throat soothing natural cough drops have none of the ingredients cautioned against during pregnancy. As always, please check with your doctor.

Yes! Only pure liquid honey is used in our natural cough drops.

No, no peanuts are used for any of our products. It is a peanut-free facility.

Hazelnuts are used in the factory for other products. All of our lines are meticulously cleaned between production runs.

Throughout history, honey has been revered for its medicinal properties, particularly in treating coughs and sore throats. Ancient civilizations, including the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, documented its use as a natural remedy. Honey’s antimicrobial properties help soothe irritated throats and suppress coughs. Its viscous texture forms a protective layer, easing discomfort and reducing inflammation. The high sugar content also draws moisture from inflamed tissues, promoting healing. Additionally, honey contains antioxidants and enzymes that support immune function, aiding in the body’s defense against infections. Over the centuries, honey-based concoctions have been popular remedies, often combined with herbs or spices for enhanced efficacy. Modern research continues to validate these traditional uses, with studies confirming honey’s effectiveness in relieving coughs and sore throats. Its natural composition and minimal side effects make it a preferred alternative to over-the-counter medications, especially for children and those seeking natural remedies. Thus, honey  and HONEES™ Soothing Cough Drops stand as a timeless ally in the battle against respiratory ailments, offering both comfort and healing to generations past and present.

HONEES™ throat soothing cough drops are made in a small family-owned factory in northern Italy, in the foothills of the Alps. Beginning in 1923, the company’s first products were jars of pure honey from the family’s own beehives. In 1932 the first honey filled cough drops began production, with each drop wrapped by hand! Today, the same family produces HONEES™ natural cough drops in the same (now modernized) factory.

You can get HONEES™ throughout the USA in many supermarkets and drugstores and independent retailers. Many online retailers also offer our natural cough drops. Find stores near you plus e-commerce stores by entering your zip code in our Store Locator.

Throughout history, ginger has been valued for its medicinal properties across various cultures. Ancient Greeks used it to aid digestion, while Chinese medicine incorporated ginger to treat nausea, diarrhea, and stomach ailments. In India, Ayurvedic practitioners prescribed ginger for its warming properties and as a remedy for respiratory issues. In medieval Europe, it was a popular ingredient in tonics and was believed to alleviate joint pain and menstrual discomfort.

Modern research has demonstrated ginger’s effectiveness in easing nausea and vomiting, particularly in pregnant women and chemotherapy patients. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, potentially aiding in the management of osteoarthritis and muscle soreness. Furthermore, ginger contains compounds that may help regulate blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Ginger’s antioxidant properties may also contribute to overall health and well-being.

Overall, ginger’s rich history as a medicinal herb is supported by contemporary scientific evidence, making it a versatile and valuable component in natural remedies and modern healthcare practices.

Our HONEES™ Honey Ginger Natural Cough Drops are made with pure Indonesian ginger extract.

Our HONEES™ which list menthol as an ingredient have less than 4.5 milligrams of menthol per drop.

We also have three menthol-free cough drops:

Original Honey Filled Natural Throat Drops, in 20 count bags and 9-count bars.

Honey Filled Natural Throat Drops with Ginger, in 20 count bags and 9-count bars. Milk and Honey Natural Throat Drops, in 9-count bars.

Yes, even though the glucose in HONEES™ is derived from wheat, all the gluten is removed in the process. We test our products regularly just to make sure!

There are 4 grams of sugar in each of our natural throat drops.

Yes. The honey is pasteurized to reduce the chance of fermentation and to delay granulation (like when a jar of honey crystalizes). To pasteurize our honey, it’s heated to 160°F and then quickly cooled.