Our body tries to get rid of the accumulated mucus or phlegm from the lungs from time to time. It naturally removes it through coughs. Colds and coughs are usually harmless, but they can be really boring because they make you sneeze and cough all the time. When people cough or sneeze around us, it’s very hard for us to concentrate.
Nevertheless, colds are very easy to treat nowadays. They can be extremely irritating at nights when you’re trying to sleep. Children are more susceptible to colds and coughs because their immune system is very weak.
Cough syrups are made tasty and sweet, but they only restrain the signals’ pathway in the brain which stimulates serious coughing. All syrups contain dextromethorphan and codeine. That’s why you fall asleep fast but numerous other side effects appear: headaches, drowsiness, and rapid heartbeat.
This article is going to present you a natural remedy. Instead of drinking the cough syrups full of medicines, try these homemade wraps!
Honey Ginger Wraps
Honey has been used for centuries as a remedy for numerous illnesses and diseases. This also includes general detoxification and treatments for dry skin. Honey can be also used to soothe colds, because it possesses the ability to remove mucus from the lungs. It can be consumed by both children and adults.
How to Make Honey Ginger Wraps
These wraps can be made fast and easily. You’ll only need several things. Some people prefer using tin foil for the wrap.
- Coconut oil
Prepare a paste from the honey and the flour. Try not to touch it. Add some coconut oil and some fresh ginger juice and then re-roll this mixture in flour.
Put the paste on a napkin and then wrap it with a gauze.
Put the wrap on your back or chest and fasten it with a bandage. Then, put your PJs on and go to bed.
If you use the wrap for a child, always put it 2 or 3 hours before going to bed.
An adult can sleep with the wrap, but it will definitely make you sweat. You won’t feel any side-effects from the treatment, but be careful when you’re using it with kids. The wrap might cause an irritating effect because their skin is really gentle.
Rachel Lim, a woman from Singapore, used the wraps on her child. She shared her experience on Facebook, affirming its immense effectiveness.
She used tin foil instead of gauze for her wraps. The child was always coughing 2 or 3 hours before bed. He coughed profusely and whined. According to Rachel, after putting this wrap on him, which she kept for 4 hours, she didn’t hear him cough and he also didn’t have nasal congestion or phlegm.
Ginger is also known as a powerful treatment for coughs. It can relieve nasal congestion, but also sore throat.