Cough and colds are not so dangerous diseases, but they are very irritating and annoying. Coughing makes us unable to concentrate and it’s a nuisance for the people around us. You will agree that this is a completely different experience at night.

GingerChildren especially suffer from the cold because their immunity is not strong enough to fight against viruses ant that easily leads to bronchitis and pneumonia.

You would think that cough syrup is an ideal solution, but most of the syrup only reduces the transmission of signals to the brain that triggers coughing. These syrups usually contain codeine and dextromethorphan, the two main ingredients that will help you sleep, and cause certain side effects such as drowsiness, headaches and rapid heartbeat.

We would recommend that you try this natural homemade poultice placed on the chest.

You can do it before bedtime, and for this purpose you will need:

  • Honey
  • Olive oil
  • Napkins
  • Cheesecloth
  • Flour
  • sticky medical tape


Mix all ingredients in a mixture such as dough. Put the same quantity of each ingredient.

Place the mixture on a napkin, and wrap in cheesecloth.

Apply it to the chest or back, with adhesive tape, and then put on pajamas.

In the case of children, place for about 2-3 hours before going to sleep.

Adults should keep lining up all night.