Put Cough Syrup Down the Drain, This Ginger Patch Will Remove Phlegm And Release You From Bad Cough In a Night

It has no negative effects and clears out all the mucus in the lungs during night time. And when you wake up in the morning, you will feel a lot better without a pesky cough.
Since it is peak summer right now, many people prefer cooling it off by either taking a cold shower or even having their favorite ice cream. However, what usually follows along with it is the dreaded cough and chest cold. And more often than not, it is also accompanied by a raw throat and sleepless nights.

Although most of us would prefer heading to a doctor and getting ourselves checked, others prefer self-medication. You might drink cough syrup of your choice to heal but many medical experts have stated that it has a lot of side effects, especially for children.
Put Cough Syrup Down the Drain, This Ginger Patch Will Remove Phlegm And Release You From Bad Cough In a Night
Some of those side-effects include drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, trouble sleeping, or headaches, according to WebMD. This is due to the presence of two ingredients called dextromethorphan and codeine. And if taken in high doses, it can create severe health complications and affect your child's ability to battle the impending issues that follow.

But now there is another healthier, easier and much faster way to get rid of that cough and all with the help of ginger wrap. Yes, it is a known fact that ginger can help in digestion, nausea, pain reduction, inflammation and at the same time, provide cold and flu relief.
Put Cough Syrup Down the Drain, This Ginger Patch Will Remove Phlegm And Release You From Bad Cough In a Night

The homemade remedy called “Ginger Wrap” is easy to use and even the ingredients are simple and usually on-hand.

1. 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger or ginger powder
2. Raw honey
3. Olive oil
4. Flour
5. Napkin
6. Adhesive tape
7. Gauze
Put Cough Syrup Down the Drain, This Ginger Patch Will Remove Phlegm And Release You From Bad Cough In a Night

Now that you have all the ingredients, so how does it work? Follow these steps and you can make your own ginger wrap. Firstly, mix the honey and flour to a smooth consistency. This is followed by adding olive oil and the ginger before mixing again. Apply the mixture on a napkin and wrap gauze around it. Finally, tape it to the chest using adhesive tape.
Put Cough Syrup Down the Drain, This Ginger Patch Will Remove Phlegm And Release You From Bad Cough In a Night

If you are an adult, you can keep it overnight and the wrap can make you sweat more than usual. But if it is your kid, who is having a terrible cough and cold, the wrap should be kept on for only three hours before going to bed as they have sensitive skin. It has no negative effects and clears out all the mucus in the lungs during night time. And when you wake up in the morning, you will feel a lot better without a pesky cough.

The home remedy was first suggested in a video posted by "I Love Natural Medicine" Facebook page which has gone viral. It has been viewed over 17 million times and shared over 340,000 times.

According to KREM, a doctor from Spokane, Washington, was a bit hesitant and questioned the particular home remedy. "In order to be convinced that a remedy like this is truly effective, I think it needs to be peer-reviewed. I think it needs to be studied against a placebo," Dr. Charles Haigh from Multicare Rockwood Clinic said. "From a physiologic standpoint, I find it hard to see how our natural barrier, skin barrier, will absorb this and address a cough."

"There are numerous examples of home-based remedies or over the counter remedies, or herbal remedies, that have been shown to be effective but they have been peer-reviewed," he continued.
Put Cough Syrup Down the Drain, This Ginger Patch Will Remove Phlegm And Release You From Bad Cough In a Night

Meanwhile, many on Facebook had also shared their opinion on what they thought about this particular remedy. The fumes help with the congestion and inflammation in your lungs. It's not supposed to like literally pull the mucus through your skin people lol. It's supposed to loosen the mucus and ease a cough, a Facebook user said.

Meanwhile, another added, All of you acting like this is so outlandish are silly. What do you think synthetic medicine is? It is a manmade version of the things found in nature. Put the remote control down. Please and thank you.