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. They 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. It is a fast and simple cure for the congestion and the discomfort caused by respiratory illnesses.
1 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
- Spread the onion on the cloth covering an area of about 8” to 10” inches
- 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.
Cover the cataplasm with a piece of plastic and cover the patient well.