Even if the temperatures are becoming milder, the risk of catching cold is never far away! Runny nose, fever, body aches, fatigue are all signs that a cold or flu may put you in bed for a week. If you have these symptoms, treat them early. Here is a recipe for a compress from natural honey to relieve colds and coughs.
Winter illnesses such as colds, flu, cough or fever, are not exclusive to this time of year, and can occur in any season. Although they are not especially dangerous, these diseases tend to weaken our body and be very unpleasant. Having a runny nose all day long, high fever and a cough that keeps you from finishing your sentence, it’s really not pleasant!
These symptoms usually indicate that your immune system can’t defend the body against the virus. So it is important to seek treatment to remedy this. But instead of buying drugs, try natural remedies that are really simple and have no side effects.
Among all the popular foods for their healing properties, honey is certainly the most used. It is a real goldmine of health benefits. It is very effective in combating different diseases, including the common cold.
Benefits of honey
Honey is an ancient remedy, whose virtues are well proven. Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties make this naturally sweet food very good for the health and able to treat many ailments.
It has very powerful antibacterial and healing properties, which can effectively treat wounds and minor burns. It also helps to prevent cardiovascular disease and certain cancers, thanks to its high content of antioxidants, including flavonoids. These compounds fight against free radicals that can damage the body cells. The levels of antioxidants in honey vary according to its type. Generally, honey with the dark color contains them the most.
Besides being a natural sweetener, honey is an excellent beauty ally. Honey mask applied on the hair, helps nourish it and moisturize it deeply, thanks to its ability to retain water. It is also popular for skin care because of its revitalizing, soothing and regenerative virtues.
Honey remedy against colds and coughs
Honey is an effective natural remedy against cough and cold, long used in traditional medicines. Its soothing and antiseptic properties help soothe coughs and relieve inflammation of the throat.
Rich in antioxidants, minerals (calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus), and vitamins B2, B3 helps strengthen the immune system and promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria. Moreover, the antiseptic and antibiotic properties of honey favor the cleansing of the bronchi and relieve cold symptoms.
The recipe for natural compress that we propose below is ideal to relieve coughs and colds and treat diseases associated with respiratory tract. It can be used both in adults and in children and infants over 6 months!
Honey compress to relieve cough in one night!
- Vegetable oil (coconut oil)
- Honey (orgainc)
- Coconut flour
- Adhesive plaster
- Small towel, napkin or handkerchief
Start by mixing a little flour and honey, to obtain a dough that does not stick to the fingers. Pour a little vegetable oil and mix once again. Then put the preparation obtained on a small towel (or napkin) that you’ll wrap it in the cheesecloth to make a compress.
Place the compress on the chest or on the back of the patient and secure it with an adhesive bandage.
It is best to apply the compress in the evening before going to bed. For children, let the compress on for two or three hours before removing it, while adults can keep it all night.