DIY Honey Wraps to Cure Cough and Eliminate Mucus from the Lungs

The hard working bees have provided us with a health elixir and that is honey. It has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for wounds and burns. Plus, it can be used in a treatment of sore throat, coughs, ulcers, and gastric discomforts.

According to the guideline of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Public Health England (PHE) honey should be the first remedy for cough. This conclusion was brought after many scientific researches. Namely, it has been proven that honey can successfully alleviate the symptoms of acute coughs as a result of upper respiratory tract infections, and lower the frequency of coughs and severity of these symptoms.

Note: Honey cannot be used for children under the age of 1 due to the risk of botulism. The guideline recommends its use for children over the age of 5.

In this article we shall present you an effective natural remedy that can be of great assistance in the treatment of congestion and coughs:

Homemade Honey Wrap Remedy

Needed Ingredients and Things:

For the preparation of the paste you need to use:

  • Pure Honey, organic

  • Coconut Oil, organic

  • Coconut Flour

For the wrapping you need to use the following items:

  • Gauze/Paper Towel/Napkin/Handkerchief

  • Adhesive Medical Tape

  • Cheesecloth


Prepare the paste by first mixing honey and coconut flour, stop with the mixing when the resulting mixture is not sticky anymore. After that, add the coconut oil that needs to be previously gently melted. Sprinkle more flour if needed, and once it is ready spread the paste onto the chosen material whether it is gauze, or some other listed material. Wrap it in cheesecloth, and then put it onto your chest. In order to stay in place use an adhesive medical tape, and after that wear your shirt or pajamas.

In the case of children this wrapping is applied a few hours before going to bed. When you put your children to bed make sure to remove the wrap. Prior application, make sure to use a small amount of the paste on the arm of the child in order to be sure that there aren’t any allergic reactions.

When adults are concerned the wrapping can stay during the night. 

Have in mind that honey has a warming effect, and perspiration during the treatment with this wrap is a common symptom. The use of this wrap will offer you a great relief even after the first treatment.