Ginger is a commonly used spice that can be added to many drinks and meals and improve their flavor. It’s an all-around versatile spice with a distinctive aroma that many people find attractive. But aside from its taste and smell, ginger is also used because of its numerous health benefits.
Ginger is known to provide relief for migraines, stomachaches and sore muscles, treat and prevent muscle cramps, boost your metabolism, relieve congestion and so on. Ginger also has anti-cancer properties and can be used in body wraps to cure coughs and remove mucus from the lungs.
Ginger wraps are one of the best remedies for respiratory tract issues, from coughs and colds to excess mucus in the lungs. In combination with honey it can heal your cough overnight and even better, it’s safe for children as well.
Ginger wraps recipe
- Ginger juice
- Vegetable oil
- Band aid
Combine the ginger juice with the flour and a bit of honey. Add some vegetable oil and mix again until everything is combined. Apply this mixture on the napkin and wrap it in gauze. Place the napkin on the chest, just above the heart and secure it in place with a band aid. Put on your pajamas and leave the wrap on during the night. Children should do this about 2-3 hours before they go to bed and they shouldn’t sleep with the wraps on. If you want an even stronger effect you can add some mustard powder in the wraps.
This treatment will make you sweat profoundly so place something over your sheets before you go to bed. The compress has potent ant-inflammatory and warming properties so it’s highly effective. You’ll notice its amazing effects after the first application. For best results start applying these wraps in the early stages of the disease. You’ll probably feel much better after the first treatment but continue wih it for a few days in a row until you’re completely cured.
These wraps are not suitable for children under 6 months of age. They also shouldn’t be used if your child has a skin injury or some other condition on his chest or back.