We all know what it’s like to have a nasty cough keep you up all night, especially when you have children. Coughing up yucky mucus is both unpleasant for you and everyone around you. Cough syrups and suppressants don’t always work, and can be challenging to get your kids to take. They also come with side effects like dizziness and drowsiness which can strain your immune system. If you or a loved one is suffering from a nagging cough, try this perfect winter remedy!
Ginger and honey are two ingredients that solve common ailments due to their soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger Honey Wraps can be used for your cold to dislodge chest mucus and soothe your cough.
They’re easy to prepare and once made, simply apply the gauze with adhesive tape to you or your child’s chest, and rest easy for the night!
- One tablespoon of ginger powder or freshly-grated ginger
- Coconut oil or olive oil
- Adhesive tape or bandage
Once you have your ingredients, it’s time to put it all together!
- Combine honey and flour to form a paste-like mixture.
- Stir coconut or olive oil into the mixture and add ginger. Stir until well combined.
- Place the mixture onto a napkin and wrap the napkin with gauze.
- Place the gauze on your chest or back and secure with adhesive tape or a bandage.
Put your jammies on over the wrap and go to sleep! If you are applying the wrap to your child, put it on them for 2-3 hours and remove before bedtime. Adults can wear the ginger wrap all night. When you remove the wrap, be sure to rinse the area with lukewarm water.
This perfect winter remedy will leave your chest feeling great! It’s great for congestion, and cough and sneeze relief. You should not experience any side effects from this remedy, although minor skin irritation may occur. If this is the case, add more honey and less ginger.
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