How to take milk with honey yourself and give it to pets

Colds overtake both children and adults in the cold season. Defending against viruses is difficult, especially when immunity is low. Beekeeping products will help support the body. They are most often found in traditional medicine recipes designed to treat a cold, cough, reddened throat. Can I drink milk with honey at a temperature? It all depends on at what temperature the folk remedy is used.

The same combination of products is successfully used in veterinary medicine. It is given to pets at any age to strengthen the immune system. For example, young dogs are fed with teething and active growth of teeth.

The content of the article

  • 1 Medicinal properties
  • 2 Противопоказания
  • 3 Rules of Use
    • 3.1 Pregnancy
  • 4 For colds, pregnant women and children
    • 4.1 Butter
    • 4.2 Radish
    • 4.3 cocoa powder
    • 4.4 Unpeeled oats
    • 4.5 Restorative remedy
  • 5 For adults with colds
    • 5.1 Vodka
    • 5.2 Cognac
    • 5.3 Ginger, anise
    • 5.4 Bay leaves, allspice, cinnamon
    • 5.5 Onion garlic
  • 6 How to give to dogs

Medicinal properties

Honey is a unique beekeeping product. In ancient times, its mixture with goat’s milk was called “ambrosia” – the food of the gods, bringing health and longevity. It is easily absorbed by the human body due to its high percentage of simple sugars. Glucose and fructose do not require processing with food enzymes, they are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. What is important in case of a decline in strength, general weakness.

And the combination of trace elements, biologically active substances, vitamins has a complex effect:

  • normalizes metabolic processes;
  • strengthens the heart muscle, blood vessels;
  • relieves nervous irritability, improves sleep;
  • helps to establish the digestion process;
  • destroys bacteria, viruses;
  • relieves intoxication of the body.

Read: Drinking honey for colds

As for milk, it is the richest source of protein, animal fats, calcium, potassium. At high temperatures, it neutralizes the imbalance in water and electrolyte balance by increasing the level of potassium in the blood. And in case of loss of appetite, it allows you to support the body due to its high calorie content.


Both products are given with caution to children, as they can cause an allergic reaction.


Contraindications to the use of honey:

  • congenital or acquired intolerance;
  • acute inflammatory processes of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • diabetes mellitus (consultation with a doctor is required);
  • dermatitis, accompanied by the accumulation of carbohydrates in the skin;
  • obesity.

Contraindications to the use of milk:

  • lactase deficiency;
  • individual intolerance to milk proteins.

Rules of Use

You need to take a honey-milkshake wisely. Otherwise, there will be no benefit from this drink with a cold. Here are the main points to watch out for:

The drink should be warm, but not hot! Honey is extremely heat sensitive. When heated to 40 degrees, plant antibiotics (phytoncides) are broken down. The higher the temperature, the faster the bee product loses its healing properties. At +50, bactericidal properties and characteristic floral-herbal aroma disappear. At +60, the activity of enzymes decreases. Above 95, fructose is destroyed and the composition of other sugars changes. That is, pouring boiling water or herbal tea on a bee product, we turn it into an ordinary sweetness. You can’t add honey to hot milk either!

Warm, but not hot, drink for colds is recommended by all family doctors without exception. Hot liquid makes you feel less well in extreme heat. And warm, on the contrary, helps to gently cope with fever. The patient sweats without overheating.

how to use

Thermometer readings should be taken into account without fail… The higher the body temperature, the worse the process of assimilating proteins is. Is it possible to milk with honey at temperatures above 38,5 degrees? Unfortunately no. This is a risk zone. Especially when it comes to small children.

Dairy food (but not breast milk!) Is slowly absorbed due to the breakdown of protein compounds during fever. The protein of cow’s milk turns into large dense flakes in the stomach of a small child, possibly the accumulation of acetone, vomiting.


Is it possible for pregnant women to drink milk with honey? There are no special restrictions for expectant mothers. Provided that the woman does not suffer from intolerance to beekeeping products, diabetes mellitus (for treatment with honey, a doctor’s consultation is needed) or any acute inflammatory process of the gastrointestinal tract (exacerbation of ulcers, pancreatitis, cholecystitis).


Read: Eating honey during pregnancy

It is known that honey-milk drink helps to cope with insomnia and nervous overexcitation. Therefore, milk and honey can be combined for pregnant women not only to get rid of unpleasant symptoms of a cold: sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever. In recent months, the drink will help you sleep well, and in the first two trimesters, it can help you defeat morning sickness and poor appetite.

Preparing the mixture is very simple.:

  • 200-250 ml of boiled milk warmed up to 35-37 degrees;
  • a teaspoon of natural honey (it doesn’t matter sugar or liquid).

The drink can be drunk only at night or consumed three times a day – during or instead of breakfast, at lunchtime and before going to bed after dinner.

For colds, pregnant women and children

For colds (flu, sore throat, bronchitis), it is necessary to increase the amount of honey.

One or two tablespoons of honey product are taken in a glass of milk. Mix thoroughly. The mixture is drunk during the day in three doses. The milk should be pleasantly warm.

Read: Honey in baby food


The addition of butter helps relieve pain when swallowing… Oil is taken in an amount of 1-1,5 teaspoons per glass of drink. The same amount of honey is put.

A child can be given milk with honey at a temperature, like an adult, when the thermometer is no higher than 38,5 degrees. There are no oil restrictions. Children over 2-3 years old tolerate it well.


This root vegetable helps with bronchitis, making it easier for phlegm to pass.… When coughing, you need to drink a tablespoon of milk with honey during the day.

The mixture is prepared:

  • from fresh radish juice (125 ml);
  • from boiled milk cooled to room temperature (the same amount);
  • from 2-3 teaspoons of honey (1 teaspoon is enough for children).

cocoa powder

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Cocoa helps relieve sore throat, eliminates dry cough.

To prepare the mixture, add a teaspoon of cocoa powder and a bee product to a glass of milk.

Unpeeled oats

The tool is designed to remove toxins from the body, fight fever, eliminate pain when swallowing.

For cooking you will need:

  • liter of milk;
  • a glass of unrefined oatmeal;
  • a teaspoon of honey product;
  • butter on the tip of a knife.

The grains are simmered in milk over low heat for an hour. After filtering and cooling, the rest of the ingredients are added to the drink. Drink during the day and always at night. There are recommendations for adults to drink the entire serving in the evening. But for children, this amount of liquid at one time will be excessive.

Restorative remedy

This recipe is relevant for convalescents, as well as for the prevention of acute respiratory infections and acute respiratory viral infections..

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You will need:

  • 50 grams of honey product;
  • 10 grams of pollen (bee pollen);
  • 100 ml of milk.

All ingredients are thoroughly mixed. The remedy can be given to everyone: adults, pregnant women, women. A single dose is one teaspoon. It is taken three times a day.

Read more: How to Boost Immunity with Honey

For adults with colds

Folk recipes for adults may contain vodka, cognac, and various spices. Below are the most effective remedies for viral and bacterial upper respiratory tract infections.


To prepare the product, store or homemade vodka is used. The mixture is taken before going to bed for two to three days in a row.


  • 50 milliliters of milk;
  • the same amount of vodka;
  • a teaspoon of honey product.


With angina, you can drink milk with honey with the addition of cognac. This alcoholic drink is indicated for severe sore throat. The mixture is prepared at one time (cannot be stored), it is taken two or three days at night.


  • a glass of milk;
  • a teaspoon of honey product;
  • the same amount of cognac.

Ginger, anise

The product is intended for the treatment of cough with difficult sputum discharge. A medicinal drink is taken every hour, 100-120 milliliters. In a day, the sputum will easily pass away and the patient will feel better.


  • a glass of milk;
  • half a teaspoon of chopped spices;
  • a teaspoon of honey product.

Anise and ginger are poured over with boiling milk. Insist, filter, cool. A bee product is introduced into the drink.

Bay leaves, allspice, cinnamon

The recipe is designed to fight viruses, blood thinners. The product is taken in 100 ml after meals.


  • liter of milk;
  • bay leaves – two or three pieces;
  • ground allspice – a pinch;
  • ground cinnamon – a pinch;
  • liquid honey – five teaspoons.

Onion garlic

These plants have a pronounced antiviral effect. The agent is taken in 100-120 ml every two hours during the day.

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  • half a liter of milk;
  • medium-sized onion;
  • two or three small heads of garlic;
  • a teaspoon of dried mint herb;
  • two teaspoons of honey product.

Onions, garlic and mint herb simmer in milk over low heat until the garlic cloves are softened. Then the mixture is filtered, cooled and mixed with the bee product.

Read: Drinking honey at a temperature in an adult

How to give to dogs

Pet lovers wonder if it is okay to give a dog milk with honey? This product in its pure form is not fed to four-legged friends. But it will be useful for puppies before changing teeth (given daily) and adult dogs (twice a week to strengthen the immune system).


Therefore, it is introduced into the diet along with dairy products – milk, cottage cheese. Or they are given with medicinal decoctions of chamomile, thyme.

The dosage depends on the breed, age and size of the pet… Small breeds and puppies are given literally a few drops, large ones – no more than two tablespoons per day. First, a sensitivity test (food tolerance) is carried out – the pet is allowed to lick a spoon, on which there are a few drops of honey.

In conclusion, I would like to note that it is better for a person with a cold to take certain types of honey product. It:

– Lipets (has antibacterial properties, has an expectorant effect);

– acacia (has a tonic effect, improves sleep);

– buckwheat (restores red blood cells);

– raspberry (recognized anti-cold remedy);

– sweet clover (general tonic).

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