Bronchitis, Cough, and asthma
When breathing difficulties, pain, and wheezing occur, it is usually due to an infection, irritation, or a cold. Tobacco use or working in contaminated environments also aggravate these maladies which tend to be common and usually appear when there are abrupt climate or season changes. Asthma attacks or bronchitis can also be caused by allergies.
Onion and Honey Cataplasm
This cataplasm is easy to prepare and easy to apply and it is a fast and simple cure for congestion and discomfort caused by respiratory illnesses.
A pot filled with a little water (about a ½ cup)
1 onion – sliced
a piece of cotton cloth
Boil the onion during 2 or 3 minutes or until soft.
Drain all the water
Put it on the cotton cloth
Spread on the cloth covering an area of about 8” to 10”
Add a thin layer of honey
Apply the cataplasm directly on the chest. It must be as hot as possible without burning the skin of the patient. This helps in the absorption of the juices.
Cover the cataplasm with a piece of plastic and cover the patient well.