Coughs are something we all have. No matter if they appear as a symptom of an illness or it’s just a cough, we just can’t function well. It makes our lives harder and we also can’t sleep well. Doctors usually prescribe syrups or medicines to help us, but they come with numerous side-effects: headaches, migraines as well as insomnia because they are abundant in dangerous chemicals. Many syrups are full of dextromethorphan and codeine.
Still, we’re going to present you a natural remedy that will help you against a cough and it’s even better than the ones from the pharmacies. It’s called ginger wraps! All of the mucus and the coughs will be gone soon. You need ingredients that you probably have at home: ginger, honey, flour and olive oil!
The preparation is super-easy!
- 1 tablespoon of fresh and shredded or powdered ginger
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of flour
- 1,5 tablespoons of raw honey
- Adhesive tape
First, you’ll have to combine the flour and the honey.
After that, add the olive oil and the ginger inside. Stir everything well.
Apply this mixture on the napkin. Wrap it with the gauze. Put it on your chest and then tape it over so that it can remain in place.
It should stay throughout the night. In case you apply it on a small child, let it stay for 3 hours max!
In case you sweat more than you usually do, don’t worry, because it’s normal. It’s because of the ginger and it’s a normal reaction. It means you’re healing.
The Power Of This Natural Remedy
Here, we’re going to look at all of the ingredients and their benefits separately.
Benefits of Honey:
- Treats burns and wounds
- Balances the levels of blood sugar
- Is full of antioxidants, so it eliminates numerous diseases
- Fights allergies
- Weight management
- Eliminates coughs and colds
Benefits of Ginger:
- Improves digestion
- Prevents from cancer
- Improves the levels of cholesterol
- Helps with muscle pain
- Improves cognition
- Treats inflammation
- Boosts the immune system
- Helps with nausea
Benefits of Olive Oil:
- Prevents from strokes
- Decreases the risk of cancer
- Boosts brain health
- Treats inflammation
- Decreases the risk of diabetes
- Protects the heart
- Is full of antioxidants which protect our body
How Can We Prevent Coughs?
Prevention is completely different than treatment.
We can practice a healthy lifestyle or be on a healthy diet, but still, the prevention of illnesses and diseases can be very hard.
Your everyday diet needs to be consisted of juices and smoothies full of green vegetables, fruits and other vegetables. Hydration is key, so drink lots of liquids. You also need to perform frequent detoxification. In that way, you’ll manage to have an improved immune system and alleviate the everyday stress.
Consume more whole grains, nuts, legumes, whole foods, greens, organic veggies, beans, fruits and seeds.
You need to drink at least 2 liters of water every day. Intake vitamins, green juices as well as herbal teas. Too much coffee should be avoided as well as sugary drinks and alcohol.
Your diet should be consisted of superfoods that will stimulate your body to eliminate any disease, bacteria, virus etc. Every inflammation will be eliminated. Ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and honey are perfect for that.
Stress must be eliminated, at least avoided. Try practicing yoga, stretching, deep breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation tapes, etc. Smile and be positive all the time!
Doing exercises is also important. If you can’t exercise every day, try to do it at least three times a week. Even simple walks are helpful.
It’s also very important to have a good night sleep. Avoid using your phone before going to bed. Turn down the TV and just relax in your dark bedroom quietly.
You also need to think healthy. It is really helpful. You need to visualize that your cells are healing. The energy is spreading through your body.
These are the best tips you can use to have a healthier life that will help you avoid coughs. Use this healthy remedy during the whole winter and there won’t be any trace of coughs and colds!