Coughing and sneezing can be a quite uncomfortable and annoying thing while going about your day.
Some people find it hard to concentrate while doing their daily activities, and on top of that nobody really likes cuddling a ‘sick’ person.
The persistent cough can keep you up all night. The condition is much worse in young children because their immunity is not as strong and they are unable to fight the virus as good as an adult.
If you see a doctor, you will most likely get cough syrup, as most of the medical practitioners consider it to be the only solution for relief. However, what they do not tell you is the fact that almost all medications cause side effects, and cough syrup is no exception.
Migraine, drowsiness or headache are few of the side-effects you may experience with as a result of the conventional medicine. Codeine and dextromethorphan are the two main components of cough syrup.
Instead, you should look for natural alternatives that include raw organic honey and other great ingredients. Try this honey and ginger wrap recipe, and get rid of that annoying cough right away.
What you need:
-One tablespoon of grated ginger or ginger (powdered)
-Raw organic honey
Also, you will need adhesive tape, gauze and napkins.
How to apply the honey wrap?
Mix the flour in your honey until unified.
Sprinkle in some olive oil, and add the grated/powdered ginger. Mix again.
Apply the dough on a napkin and wrap the gauze around it.
Lastly, use adhesive tape to secure it on your back or chest.
When you are using this remedy for your children, make sure they have this ginger wrap on for at least 3 hours before going to sleep. Adults can leave it on throughout the night. Don’t worry if you sweat a bit more than usual, it is the wrap doing its ‘magic’.
This natural remedy has no side-effects; however, you need to be more careful when using it with kids, because their skin is more sensitive.
The story of Rachel Lim
This brave mother used this remedy on her child, and she was extremely surprised with the results. She changed this remedy slightly by using tin foil.
She also swapped the olive oil for coconut oil, and also added a bit of ginger juice to the mixture.
In her Facebook post, she said that her baby always coughed at night, a couple of hours into sleep.
The mum said that her baby got better, and stopped waking up throughout the night. The phlegm and the congestion were gone. She credits the ginger wrap for helping her baby fight the cough.
Ginger and honey have been long used in alternative medicine. Now that you know how to do it use it in your next battle with the cough.
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