Cough is a defense mechanism that our body uses to remove phlegm from airways. Among some of the main reasons of cough lies in infections of upper respiratory organs as cold, flu, sinus infections, chronic obstructive lung diseases, bronchitis.
These conditions are usually followed with persistent cough that sometimes just doesn’t seem to improve no matter the therapy you are using. Therefore sometimes you should check what nature has to offer about this problem because there is wide range of natural treatments that can effectively relieve persistent cough.
CABBAGE AND HONEY TREATMENT AGAINST COUGH
One of the best natural treatments for cough is with cabbage leaves and honey. It is very effective and safe to use for adults as well as children. To do the treatment you need one cabbage honey. Take a cabbage head and carefully separate them one by one. Put a pot of water on medium heat and bring it to boil. Take one leaf and put it in the pot of hot water for few seconds. It will soften and warm up. Spread some honey on one side of the leaf and then place that side on the chest. If necessary place another one. Then wrap it with nylon foil and then with cotton cloth. If the cough is strong and persistent you can apply one leaf on the chest and one on the back. Do this treatment before you go to sleep so that the compress stays on during the night. Remove it in the morning and wipe of the honey with wet cotton cloth. Repeat this treatment 6-7 nights in a row.
Active ingredients in cabbage and honey have the ability to pull out toxins from the body and fast improve the condition of the cough as well as relieve of the inflammatory process. Cabbage has the ability to reduce swelling caused by inflammation so it will reduce the inflammation in the airways, which will make the airways spread and allow the air to flow easily without causing any blockages as well as cough.
You can use this treatment replacing honey with castor oil and as effective will also be only leaves of cabbage.
This treatment will help you get rid of cough, bronchitis, laryngitis or phlegm caused by some inflammatory disease of the respiratory organs.