If you suffer from colds and respiratory tract diseases, then this is the right remedy for you. It has high biological activity and the honey successfully removes the mucus present during coughing attacks. These wraps are perfect for children as well.
- Vegetable oil
- Band-aid adhesive tape
Mix the flour with a small amount of honey so that the mixture does not stick to your hands. Afterwards, add some vegetable oil and roll it up in the flour once more. After these steps, put the mixture on a napkin and wrap the napkin in cheesecloth.
Attach this wrap onto the chest or the back with the adhesive tape. Do not place the wrap onto the heart area but slightly above it. For children, the best time to put the compress is 2 or 3 hours before sleep. Bear in mind that children must not sleep with the wraps attached. On the other hand, adults can sleep through the night with the compress attached. For a more enhanced effect add a little bit of mustard powder.
Before the treatment, put some kind of cover onto the sheets since you will be sweating a lot. This compress is highly effective because it is rich in anti-inflammatory properties and warming effects. The first results are noticeable in the initial stage of the disease. Although your condition may get better after the first treatment with the compress, continue the procedure for several days in order for the treatment to be more successful.
The compresses are not recommended for children younger than six. Moreover, if the child experiences some type of skin disease or an injury, you need to avoid applying the compress on their chest or skin.
Rachel Lim, a mother from Singapore, tried the honey wraps on her children and shared her experience on Facebook claiming its potent effect. Instead of olive oil, she used virgin coconut oil and also added ginger juice to the flour mixture. Her Facebook post claimed that previously, 2 or 3 hours during the child’s sleep, he immediately started to cough loudly. However, the next night, when she applied the wraps, the child stopped coughing and slept silently and calmly during the entire night.
Same as honey, ginger has been a part of the traditional medicine for a long period because it successfully treats coughs and sore throats, as well as chest congestion.