Cough is the natural method through which the body tries to get rid of the accumulated mucus or phlegm from the lungs. Colds and coughs can be harmless, but it can be very bothersome to sneeze and cough all the time. Coughing is annoying even to people surrounding us, and it can prevent us from concentrating. Children are especially affected by severe colds as their immunity is still weak.
Cough syrups are sweet and tasty, but all they do is suppressing the pathway of signals in the brain that triggers severe coughing. Most syrups contain codeine and dextromethorphan. These help you fall asleep, and come packed with side-effects like drowsiness, headache, and rapid heartbeat.
We suggest that you try natural homemade wraps instead of drowning yourself in cough syrups.
– A tbsp of ginger powder
– Raw honey
– Olive oil
– Adhesive tape
– Mix the flour with a small amount of honey, so you will get a mixture for the compress, which should not stick to your hands.
– Add a little olive oil and then roll it in some flour again.
– Place the mixture on a napkin, and wrap in cheesecloth.
– Attach it to the chest or back, using the plaster adhesive tape, and after that put on pajamas.
– In the case of children, stick the wraps on them for about 2-3 hours before going to sleep.
An adult can sleep with the wrap, but you need to know that it will make you sweat. This treatment has no side-effects, but be cautious if using it with kids since the wrap might cause an irritating effect on their gentle skin.
Rachel Lim, form Singapore used this wraps on her child and she shared her experience on Facebook, affirming its immense effectiveness.
She used tin toil for her wraps. Her child used to begin coughing 2 or 3 hours before bed. He coughed profusely and also whined. She adds that after putting a foil on him, which she kept for 4 hours, she didn’t hear him cough, he didn’t have nasal congestion or phlegm.
Ginger, like the honey, is also a powerful treatment or coughs. It soothes sore throaty and also relieves chest congestion.