Although coughs and colds are harmless as they can be, there is something really irritating about coughing and sneezing all the time. Coughing makes it difficult for us to concentrate, plus it annoys every single person around you.
Regardless of how unpleasant it can be, it is pretty easy to deal with a cold throughout the day. But, it turns into a real nightmare during the night, especially because it keeps you and your partner up until the sun comes up. Children have a weak immune system, which is why they are more prone to coughs and colds.
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.
The ginger-honey wraps are ideal for alleviating coughs and sneezes. They will reinforce your immune system and treat colds and similar infections, and are even great for children.
Here’s how to prepare them:
– Organic honey
– A tablespoon of ginger powder (or grated ginger)
– Olive oil
– Adhesive tape
Mix the flour and honey well, then add the olive oil and grated ginger and mix well again. Put the paste on a napkin and wrap it in gauze, then apply it on your or your child’s chest and stick with adhesive tape. Leave the mixture to work 3 hours before going to bed or overnight, then remove it in the morning and rinse with lukewarm water.
Adults can hold it overnight. But, you must know that ginger wrap will make you sweat more than usual.
The ginger wrap has not got any negative effects, but it must be prepared carefully, especially for children, because they have a more delicate skin.