Patients who had chocolate-based drugs showed improvement within about two days, faster than those with cough.
Researchers offer sucking a piece of chocolate for the best results.
Theobromine, an alkaloid in cocoa, is better in cough suppression than codeine that is in cold medicine, according to
"We have just seen the results of the largest real-world cough study, which was on the stock exchange ever taken in Europe, "said lead author Alin Morris for the Daily Mail. "This proves that the new drug containing cocoa is better than standard."