There are few cold symptoms more frustrating than a persistent cough. Not only can it painful, but also highly contagious, forcing you into a state of isolation so as to not infect those around you.
While a cough can render an adult helpless, it’s much worse when it affects small children, given 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 syrups 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 freshly grated ginger or ginger powder
- raw natural honey
- olive oil
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.
- 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.
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.