Dry coughs can be really irritating, impede your concentration, and are especially aggravated during the night, so you cannot sleep. Therefore, people constantly search for an effective treatment.
However, they usually buy the first syrup they find in the pharmacy. Yet, you need to be aware that these cough syrups often simply prevent the signals to be transmitted to the brain that stimulates a cough.
However, the majority of these syrups include two ingredients, dextromethorphan, and codeine, which suppress these signals that trigger a cough and lead to sleeping, but at the same time, that may lead to numerous side-effects as accelerated heart rate, headaches, and drowsiness.
On the other hand, honey wraps are a natural alternative that is extremely efficient in the case of a cough, as they help you get rid of mucus from the lungs and soothe a chronic cough.
Namely, honey is one of the most beneficial and efficient natural remedies, as it is rich in numerous health properties which are significantly useful in the case of the flu and the common cold, as well as in various others health conditions.
Therefore, honey wraps can be equally effective and safe in the treatments of adults and children. This is how to prepare them:
You will need:
- Olive Oil
- Band-Aid adhesive tape
This treatment is extremely simple and easy. Initially, you should combine a small amount of honey with flour in order to prepare the mixture which is applied on the compresses.
You should prepare it in order not to be sticky. Next, add some olive oil and roll it in the flour. Afterward, place the mixture on a napkin, wrap it in cheesecloth and place it on your back or chest. You should use the plaster adhesive tape for this. In the end, put on your pajamas.
In case you use the honey wraps to alleviate the symptoms of your child, stick them 3 hours before bedtime, and then remove them. Adults should leave them overnight.
Furthermore, be sure to protect the sheets, as the person will sweat a lot due to the honey wraps.
Repeat this treatment as long as needed, in order to obtain the desired results. This method cannot cause any side-effects, as it contains only natural ingredients and is entirely safe. However, pay attention if your child has some injury or some skin issues.
These honey wraps are extremely effective in the case of colds and flu, so you should definitely try them and naturally restore your health.