Almost all of us look at cold and cough to be nothing more than minor illnesses. But one thing that everyone is sure about them is that they can be so irritating. When you cough, it makes it difficult for you to concentrate. But the problem is not just limited to you. Others around you also become irritated. You may be able to tolerate this unpleasant and hard experience, but it is something you cannot bear at nighttime. It can be so annoying if it keeps you up after you had a very hard day at the office or home.
Kids can suffer even more from flu and cold. This is especially due to the reason that they don’t have strong immunity for fighting the virus.
Cough syrup must be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the best solution. The fact is that cough syrup is going to do nothing more than suppressive the signals (causing cough) from being transmitted to the brain.
Cough syrups will usually have dextromethorphan and codeine. These primary ingredients are helpful with sleeping. But their side effects include headache, rapid heart activity and drowsiness.
It is recommended use this natural homemade wrap honey wraps for getting relief from cough and cold while addressing the underlying problem.
Honey Wraps for Cough & Cold
We have been using honey as home remedy for treating so many problems. It is used for almost everything from dry skin to detoxifying your body. You can also use it for the treatment of coughs. Honey helps in dislodging mucus from your lungs too. The best thing is that you can use it for treating both adult and children without the fear of side effects.
Making Honey Wrap for Treating Cough
These honey wraps can be easily and immediately made using silver foil. The steps are so easy.
– Olive Oil
You will also need napkin, adhesive tape and gauze.
How to Make?
– Mix the flour and a small amount of honey. This will give you a mix for your wrap. Make sure that you don’t hold it with your hands.
– Then add little olive oil
– Add some flour and re-roll the mixture
– Now put this mixture on a napkin and then wrap in gauze
Now use the adhesive tape to attach this to the chest or back. Then put on your pajamas.
If you are using the wraps with your child, you should keep this kerchief for 2 to 3 hours before he/she goes to bed.
But adults must keep this honey wrap through the night. You must know that you are going to sweat a lot. But you don’t have to worry about any side effects.
However, when using with kids, it is important to ensure that they don’t have any skin injuries.
Rachel Lim is a user from Singapore who made use of silver foil for her kid. She has shared how she effectively used this treatment (on Facebook).
She says that she uses virgin coconut oil in place of olive oil. She also adds ginger juice into the mixture of honey and flour.
According to her post on Facebook, she would keep it for 2 to 3 hours on her baby when he’s asleep and he starts coughing too much and whining. Then she used foil last night (for up to 4 hours). He didn’t cough at all. There was no sound, phlegm or nasal congestion. He didn’t cough at all in night.
Traditional medicine practitioners have been using ginger and honey for a long time to give relief to patients from sore throat and cough. It has also been found to be a highly effective remedy when treating chest congestion.
Source: Natural And Healthy World