Colds and coughs can be highly annoying and irritating, especially during sleeping. Children have a weak immune system, and they are the most prone to them.
However, the cough syrups usually used to treat them, in fact, suppress the pathway of signals in the brain that stimulates severe coughing, and contain codeine and dextromethorphan, which might lead to side-effects, such as drowsiness, headaches, and an accelerated heartbeat.
On the other hand, there are natural, homemade alternatives, that can relieve colds, eliminate excess mucus in the lungs, and soothe a persistent cough.
Ginger is a beneficial natural ingredient in numerous homemade cough remedies since it eases chest congestion.
The following ginger wraps are among the most effective ways to treat these issues, so here is how to prepare them:
You will need:
- Fresh ginger juice
- Coconut oil
Mix the flour and honey to make a paste, and drizzle a bit of coconut oil. Add the ginger juice, and just roll the honey mixture in the flour once again. Then, pour the mixture into the napkin, and wrap it with the gauze.
Apply the wrap on the back or chest, and secure it with a bandage. Leave it for a few hours if you apply it to your child, while adults can leave it until the next morning.
The ginger will eliminate all toxins from the body, prevent colds sweats, treat dizziness, and clear the mucus from the lungs. On the other hand, honey will suppress a cough, treat infections, and prevent fever.
You can also try the following colds and cough remedy, which will boost your immune system:
- 2 lemons
- 2 piece fresh ginger
- Raw honey
Slice the ginger and the lemons, and put the slices into a mason jar, alternating layers of each. Then, pour honey over them, and let it sink down and around the lemon and ginger slices. Fill the jar to the top. Seal it and store the remedy in the refrigerator, so it can get a loose jelly form.
Add 2-3 tablespoons of this remedy to a cup of tea, allow it to steep for a few minutes, and sip it away. Repeat several times daily to treat all cold and cough symptoms.