The cough is due not only to throat irritation but also to the accumulation of mucus in the bronchi, which can lead to bronchitis, chronic cough and dry burning in the lungs.
The syrups that you find in pharmacies contain codeine and dextromethorphan. Codeine is an opioid analgesic, that is, a pain reliever, which has a large number of common side effects such as: drowsiness, lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, etc.
Of course, the effects are compounded when taken with other medications that treat mucus in the lungs, sinus pressure, or allergy symptoms such as nasal congestion.
Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that is commonly used in medications.
This particular compound is used to decrease the signals that the brain sends to the body to cause lung spasms and coughing.
In today’s article we are going to teach you a natural remedy against cough and runny nose with impressive results.
The idea is to create a paste made from honey, coconut oil, and flour and apply it to your chest overnight.
The coconut oil it is rich in lauric acid, which is very effective in dissolving the lipid coating that the virus uses to protect itself and therefore makes it more vulnerable to attacks by the immune system.
The honey It is often used to temporarily relieve symptoms of the common cold such as a scratchy throat or cough.
By applying this mixture for topical use we will directly attack the mucus found in the lungs.
What ingredients do I need?
- organic honey
- Coconut oil
- Medical tape (optional)
How do you prepare?
Mix a teaspoon of flour with some honey and then add some hot coconut oil to it.
How do I apply it?
Soak a clean cloth in the mixture and place it on your chest. If you want, you can hold it down with medical tape. Let it act overnight for best results, in the case of children, it is recommended that it be left alone for 2 or 3 hours.
Repeat this process every night until the cough and runny nose have cleared up, usually a matter of a few days.