Do you feel like you’ve been coughing and coughing with no end in sight? Are you tired from waking up in the middle of night in the middle of a horrible coughing, phlegmy fit? Did you, by chance, just get over a cold or the flu and the cough remains?
Persistent cough will keep you up all night. The condition gets worse when it affects small children, because their immunity is still weak and unable to fight the virus that causes colds.
If you consult your doctor, you will probably get a prescription for a cough syrup, as most doctors believe it to be the only solution to the discomfort.
But, what they do not tell you is the fact that pharmaceutical solutions may cause side effects and even severe complications when taken for too long.
Drowsiness, migraine, headache and rapid heart rate are some of the side-effects you may deal with as a result of the conventional therapy.\
Codeine and dextromethorphan are the two main ingredients found in regular cough syrup. And you probably did not know it, right?
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?
- Stir the flour in your honey until well combined.
- Drizzle in some olive oil, and add the ginger. Stir again. Add water if needed.
- Transfer the paste-like mixture on a napkin and wrap the gauze around it.
- Secure it on your back or chest using an adhesive tape.
If you decide to prepare the honey wrap for your children, make sure it holds the wrap on for 3 hours before bedtime. Adults can leave the wrap on overnight. Keep in mind that such wraps will make you sweat more.
This natural honey wrap has no side-effects, but be more careful when using it in children, because their skin is more sensitive.
The story of Rachel Lim
This mother used the popular wrap on her child, and she was more than amazed with the results. She altered the honey wrap treatment slightly, and used tin foil.
The caring mother used coconut oil instead of olive oil, and also added some ginger juice to the mixture.
As stated in her Facebook post, her baby always coughed at night, about 2-3 hours after it would fell asleep. She applied the wrap on her baby, and let it do wonders for 4 hours.
Lim says that her baby got well, and stopped crying and whining throughout the night. The phlegm or the basal congestion were gone. The honey wrap helped her baby fight the cough and get an awesome relief.
Ginger and honey have been long used for their healing properties. Now that people are getting aware of their potency, it is time for you to use these wraps too.