Although coughs and colds are harmless as they can be, there is something really irritating about coughing and sneezing all the time. Coughing makes it difficult for us to concentrate, plus it annoys every single person around you.
Regardless of how unpleasant it can be, it is pretty easy to deal with a cold throughout the day. But, it turns into a real nightmare during the night, especially because it keeps you and your partner up until the sun comes up. Children have a weak immune system, which is why they are more prone to coughs and colds.
Cough syrups are tasty and sweet, but all they do is restrain the signals’ pathway in the brain which stimulates serious coughing. Nearly all syrups contain dextromethorphan and codeine. These make you fall asleep fast but come with a number of side effects like headaches, drowsiness, and rapid heartbeat.
Our suggestion is to try natural homemade wraps in place of taking cough syrups.
Look for natural remedies that include raw honey and other potent ingredients. Try our honey and ginger wrap, and get rid of that stubborn cough right away.
– 1 tablespoon organic ginger root, freshly grated (or ginger powder)
– 1 teaspoon raw organic honey
– 1 teaspoon olive oil
– 1 tablespoon flour
You will also need a gauze, napkins and adhesive tape.
How to use the honey wrap?
– Mix the flour and honey properly
– Drizzle in some olive oil and then add the ginger. Stir well.
– Put the resultant paste on a napkin before wrapping the gauze around it.
– Secure it on your chest or back using an adhesive tape.
When it comes to children, the wrap should be left to hold for 3 hours before bedtime. Conversely, adults can have the wrap on overnight. This remedy has no negative side effects, but you have to be more cautious when using it on children as their skin is more sensitive.
The story of Rachel Lim
Rachel Lim, form Singapore used this wraps on her child and she shared her experience on Facebook, affirming its immense effectiveness.
She used tin toil for her wraps. Her child used to begin coughing 2 or 3 hours before bed. He coughed profusely and also whined. She adds that after putting a foil on him, which she kept for 4 hours, she didn’t hear him cough, he didn’t have nasal congestion or phlegm.
Ginger, like the honey, is also a powerful treatment or coughs. It soothes sore throaty and also relieves chest congestion.