Two of the most common minor illnesses are cold and cough which are extremely irritating. Coughs can ruin your day and might decrease your concentration during the day. Also it cause nuisance for everyone who is around you.
Even though it is unpleasant experience you can still tolerate during the day. The worst part is during the night because it can ruin your good night sleep. Coughs and colds are usually attacking more children because their immunity is still not strong enough to withstand these illnesses.
Parents usually think that cough syrup is the best solution for these illnesses. But in fact the cough syrup only suppresses the neurons from the brain which are responsible for coughing. These cough syrups contain codeine and dextromethorphan which are ingredients that makes you sleep.
Also its can lead to side effects such as drowsiness, increased heart rate and headaches, so it is better to stay away from it.
This article will present to you 100% natural homemade wrap which can help you treat cough and cold.
Here is what honey wraps are:
Most probably you already know that honey has numerous health benefits and detoxification property. Honey is great for use against coughs because it can help you dislodge mucus from the lungs. You may use this treatment for you and your children as well.
Here is the recipe for honey wrap:
1. Olive oil
2. Organic Honey
6. Adhesive tape
First you will need to mix the flour with a small amount of honey. This is the mixture for the wrap, and don’t to hold it with your hands. Afterwards you can add some olive oil. Apply the mixture on a napkin and wrap it in gauze.
Now you can attach the wrap on your chest or back, and use the adhesive tape to ensure it stays in place. Put your pajamas on top and leave it overnight. Be aware that it might sweat you during the night.
If you use this wrap on children, you should leave it 2-3 hours and remove it before they go to bed.
This honey wrap doesn’t cause any side effects so you don’t have to worry about anything.
Women from Singapore, named Rachel Lim shared her experience on Facebook where she added coconut oil and ginger juice to this honey-flour mixture.
She wrote on her Facebook:
“Usually about 2-3 hrs in his sleep [her baby], he would begin to cough profusely and whine. Last night I put foil on him, keeping it for 4 hours, and did not hear anything from him, no nasal congestion, no phlegm, not a sound! Throughout the night, not a single cough from him. ”
Ginger is also known as great remedy which has been used by practitioners of traditional medicine. It is great for treatment of cough, sore throat and congestion of chest.