Honey helps with coughs, particularly buckwheat honey. a single dose of buckwheat It was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing proper sleep. The sweet nectar is loaded in antioxidants that may help prevent cellular damage and loss within the brain. It is an important part of Siddha and Ayurveda – the ancient, traditional systems of medicine. In ancient Egypt, it was used in managing skin and eye diseases, and also as a natural bandage applied on wounds and burns.