While a cough is generally harmless, oftentimes it can be severe enough to make one breathless, disturb their sleep, and affect their daily activities. While everyone is prone to coughs, children are typically the most affected due to their weak immune system. It is an annoying symptom, so it makes sense that people look for something to relieve it.
Most people consult their doctor first, and they are typically prescribed a cough syrup. But, is this the best solution? Turns out it isn’t. It contains codeine and dextromethorphan, two ingredients which are associated with various side-effects, including a migraine, sleeplessness, and headaches.
The good news is that there are natural alternatives to prescribed and over-the-counter cough syrups. This article presents an all-natural, yet very effective remedy. The key ingredient is the humble ginger, a versatile root which is used as flavor in cooking and consumed in drinks like ale, beer, and tea. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as well as the 3,000 year old Ayurvedic medicine have been using this ingredient to help prevent and cure a wide range of health problem, such as boosting metabolism, relieving pain, preventing cancer, healing congestion, curing cramps, soothing the stomach, and many more.
Ginger Wrap Recipe
1 tablespoon of fresh ginger or ginger powder
Combine the honey and flour first
When fully combined, add the ginger and olive oil
Put the mixture on a napkin and wrap gauze around it
Fix the wrap on your chest, securing with adhesive tape
If you use this wrap on a child, make sure the child holds the wrap for at least three hours. As for adults, it is recommended to hold it overnight. Note that the wrap will cause you to sweat more. It doesn’t cause negative effects whatsoever, but be careful when it comes to children with sensitive skin.