- 1-2 cabbage leaves
Take a cabbage leaf and soak it in some hot water for a few minutes, or until it is soft and warm.
Apply a thick layer of honey on one side and put the leaf on your chest, with the coated side down. Put on a plastic bag, and wrap your chest with a scarf, or anything else you may find preferable. Do this before you go to bed.
In cases of severe coughing use two cabbage leaves. Put the fisrt on your chest, and the other on your back. Take off the cabbage leaves in the morning, and repeat this treatment for 5-7 nights. The coughing will soon disappear.
The active ingredients contained in honey and cabbage, combined with the heat, reduce the coughing and cure the inflammation. If desired, use warm castor oil instead of honey.