Interesting Stories Today…

The Amish are users of home remedies. I’ve bought all sorts of books that recommend unusual cures or treatments. Some are little out there, some make sense. Here’s a news article about honey that made me smile:

New research shows that honey works even better than over-the-counter drugs to soothe coughs.

From the article…

“Honey has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians to treat everything from wounds to insect bites. This usefulness can perhaps be attributed to the idea that an enzyme that bees add to the nectar produces hydrogen peroxide, an antibacterial agent.

This is excellent news because… (1) honey is much better for you than cough syrup, (2) it’s cheaper and (3) it tastes better and (4) no side effects and (5) it just proves that Amish grandmas knew what they were talking about!

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. georgia says:

    Please help me on how exacly can i become amish pleae please please i need so much help. I am 14 but im posotive this is what i want to do when im 18 . please help