I don’t think anyone likes the taste of cough syrup in their mouth and having that nasty cough that won’t go away.. this has to be one of the most uncomfortable states of being possible. Coughing, obviously, is caused not only irritation in your throat due to allergens, but it is also caused by a buildup of mucous in your bronchial tubes which can further lead to bronchitis, chronic cough, and dry heaving in the lungs.
Thus, if you do have it, what you usually do is go to the doctor and they prescribe you a cough syrup, people believe this is the best solution. However, it can cause many side-effects and create complications.
What if I told you that there was a natural way to calming these symptoms… and the amazing thing is that it would cost absolutely nothing to your health! The idea is to make a paste out of coconut oil, honey, and flour.
After that, you can simply strap it to your chest overnight (if you’re an adult) to begin all it to aid in soothing your symptoms!
It is called a “Honey Wrap.”
What’s wrong with cough syrup and pharmaceutical options? Codeine and dextromethorphan
Codeine sulfate is what is called an opioid analgesic (a pain reliever) that has a whole slew of common side effects such as: drowsiness, light-headedness, dizziness, sedation, and the list goes on. Of course these can be amplified when taken with other medications which also induce sleep as is common when trying to tackle multiple symptoms such as mucus in the lungs, sinus pressure, and allergy symptoms such as stuffy, runny nose etc.
Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that is used in over-the counter drugs. This drug is used to suppress the signals to your brain that would tell it to spasm your lungs in attempt to purge it from irritants as well and the signals that would come from your throat that would tell your brain to make a powerful cough from your lungs to push the mucus caught in your throat out.
This is literally what a Honey Wrap can do for you
The first interesting ingredient
in my opinion honey is not the most interesting ingredient, but the coconut oil! Coconut oil is high in lauric acid, so it is known to dissolve the lipid coating around some viruses and thus it makes them more susceptible to attack by the immune system!
The second ingredient..
Honey has always been orally used to relieve common cold symptoms such as itchy throat, sore and coughing fits. In this case we are trying to go straight to the source of the issue, the mucus in your lungs, by applying the mixture topically and allowing it to be absorbed into your system.
- Coconut oil
- Raw organic honey
- Adhesive medical tape
- Take a teaspoon of flour and mix it with some honey, then add some warmed coconut oil.
- Apply to a napkin, and place in the center of your chest with some adhesive medical tape.
This fully natural compress can be applied to an adult overnight, but for a child, it must exceed 2 or 3 hours. You should notice some results after the first treatment.