Cough and cold are minor ailments but sometimes it can turn into an extremely irritating and disliked disease. A dry cough is especially more annoying as it makes you uncomfortable and does not let you concentrate on anything. In addition to the one who suffers from it, the ailment is also a nuisance for the people around.
Though it can be bearable during the day, it’s a completely different experience at night. The cough does not let up however hard you try to sleep. And so, many people end up relying on cough syrup to get relief.
Cough Syrups Suppress The Symptoms…
What the majority of cough syrups do is suppress the transmission of signals to the brain that triggers coughing. Cough Syrups have two major ingredients codeine and dextromethorphan which suppress the signals and makes you sleep. These, however, are known to cause certain side effects such as, drowsiness, headaches and rapid heart activities.
What Are Honey Wraps?
Interestingly, there is a relatively common ingredient that can not only help with a cough but has other medicinal properties as well. That ingredient is honey!
Basically, the treatment is a natural method, which has been used for a long period of time for treating diseases of the respiratory tract. Honey has a high biological activity, and with the help of the honey wraps the phlegm, which is followed by severe coughing fits, can be expelled.
This wrap based on honey is an excellent way of eliminating the bad cough, literally for one night. The use of honey wraps will not only help alleviate the severe coughing but also dislodge the mucus from the lungs.It is recommended for both children and adults.
The Honey Wrap Treatment
- Olive Oil
- Band-Aid adhesive tape
1. 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.
2. Add a little olive oil and then roll it in some flour again.
3. Place the mixture on a napkin, and wrap in cheesecloth.
4. Attach it to the chest or back, using the plaster adhesive tape, and after that put on pajamas.
The wrap should be attached slightly above the heart and toward the middle of the chest right before bed. In the case of children, stick the wraps on them for about 2-3 hours before going to sleep. For Adults, the wrap can be kept for the whole night.
One small tip to remember is to protect your sheets as the person using the wraps will be sweating a lot.
In cases of severe coughs, this treatment can be repeated for a few days to get complete relief.
As it is made up of all natural ingredients, there are no side effects. The only care that must be taken when using with children is to make sure that they do not have any skin ailments or injury.