Persistent cough is a big interference for many people trying to carry out daily functions. Whether due to a cold, bacterial infection or allergies, a stubborn cough is exhausting and can hinder sleep and disrupt work. Suffering with a nagging cough is also embarrassing for many. It’s hard to carry on conversations or attend appointments with a non-stop cough. Small children and the elderly are especially weakened by colds and infections. Their immune systems are not as strong.
Over-the-counter and prescription cough syrups and medications only put a band-aid on the problem. The side-effects can cause a list of problems on top of the congestion.
Common Side Effects from Over-The-Counter and Prescription Cough Medications:
Remedies that consist of natural ingredients can work wonders. Nature is the best healer. Common cough remedies include honey, lemon, cinnamon and ginger. One remedy includes a combination of ginger, raw honey, flour and olive oil. You will need a adhesive tap, gauze and paper towels or napkins.
Ginger Wrap Remedy Recipe
What you will need:
- One Tablespoon of Raw Natural Honey
- One Tablespoon ginger, freshly grated
- Two Teaspoons Olive Oil
- One Tablespoon Flour
- Gauze pad
- Adhesive tape
- Paper towels or napkins
Making the wrap:
1. Create a paste from the honey and flour, stir well.
2. Slowly add olive oil to the honey and flour mixture and continue to blend well.
3. Add the ginger and stir again.
4. Spread the mixture onto a napkin.
5. Wrap a gauze around the napkin.
6. Using the adhesive tape, secure the gauze and napkin, with the mixture facing the skin onto the back or the chest.
The wrap can be left on overnight. For children, use the wrap two to three hours before bedtime. The wrap can increase sweating and should be used carefully with children or those with sensitive skin.
Rachel Lim decided to use a ginger wrap on her baby, after watching the child suffer with a nagging cough after falling asleep. Using tin foil and coconut oil instead of olive oil and napkins, along with ginger juice, the wrap yielded amazing results. It quickly relieved the infant of the coughing and also cleared up the mucous in the child’s lungs.
This remedy is becoming very popular because it works! Natural ingredients like honey and ginger have been used for centuries. Both have antibacterial and antiviral properties. Nature’s remedies tend to treat the underlying cause rather than just the symptoms.