Colds and coughs are harmless conditions. But as harmless as they may be, there is something really irritating about coughing and sneezing all the time. Cough interrupts our normal activities and does not allow us to concentrate, plus it disturbs every person around us.
As uncomfortable as It may be, it is quite easy to cope with the cough during the day. But, it turns into a nightmare during the night, especially when you and everyone else is up all night because of it.
Cough syrups are sweet and delicious, but all they are doing is block signals path to the brain which causes severe coughing. Most syrups contain codeine and dextromethorphan so they will help you fall asleep but they will also cause side effects as drowsiness, headache, and increased heartbeat.
There is a natural homemade procedure that can relieve you from cough. Try it instead of drowning yourself in cough syrup.
Ginger and honey wrap
This is a common cure for many diseases, including dry skin treatments and general body detoxification. It is also used to relieve cold, because it has the ability to expel mucus from the lungs. This ginger wrap treatment is safe both for children and adults.
How to make the ginger wraps
To prepare the wraps you will need some time and some simple ingredients that you almost always have in your kitchen. It will take: honey, ginger, coconut oil, napkin, gauze and bandage.
Add some coconut oil and fresh squeezed ginger juice in honey and then add the flour. Make it into a paste. Don’t touch the paste with the hands. Transfer the paste on a napkin and wrap it with gauze. Apply the wrap on the chest or on the back, and secure with a bandage. Then you can put on your pajamas and go to bed. For children apply the wrapping 2-3 hours before bedtime and then remove it before you put them to sleep. The treatment causes excessive sweating and it does not have any side effects. The only thing you need to know is that if you leave it to react on child’s skin for too long it may cause unpleasant feeling.
Ginger is a spice that is widely used in traditional medicine and besides as a cough treatment in can also relieve pain from the sore throat and congestion in the chest.