Minor ailments like cold and cough can cause serious health conditions if not treated properly and on time. Dry cough is especially annoying because it makes you feel uncomfortable and you can’t concentrate on your daily activities. People around you get distracted as well. Moreover, it is even 3 times more irritating during the night because it won’t let you rest well. Sadly, most of the people tend to use conventional medications in order to treat this problem.They go and buy the first cough syrup they can get.
Cough syrups suppress the symptoms
Store-bought syrup only supresses the transmission of signals to the brain that triggers coughing. Codeine and dextromethorphan are the most common ingredients in this type of syrups. They only have the ability to supress the signals to the brain that triggers coughing and make you sleep. The bad news is that they can cause certain side-effects like increased heart rate, drowsiness and headaches.
What are honey wraps?
As you all probably know, honey is one of the healthiest foods on the planet because it contains numerous health properties that will help you fight the common cold and flu, relieve chronic cough and help you with other health problems as well. In order to alleviate the chronic cough and to eliminate the mucus of the lungs, you need to use honey wraps. Both children and adults can use this method.
The honey wrap treatment.
- Olive Oil
- Band-Aid adhesive tape
It is very simple to prepare, all you have to do is to mix the flour with a small amount of honey. After that, you should use this mixture for the compresses, and the mixture is ready when is no longer sticking to your hands. Next, add a little olive oil and then roll it in some flour again. Place this mixture on a napkin and wrap in cheesecloth. In the end, use the plaster adhesive tape to attach it to the chest or back and put on pajamas. That’s it.
Note: When it comes to kids, you should use this honey wrap 3 hours before they go to sleep, and then remove them. On the other hand, if you use it on an adult person, you can keep the wraps during the whole night. Use these treatment for several nights, or until you get a complete cough relief. Don’t worry about side-effects since it is all natural and safe. Another important thing to mention is that you should make sure your kids don’t have any skin problems or injuries before applying the mixture.
Don’t hesitate and try this homemade natural remedy and you will get rid of cough in no time.