Pro-tested to work, this is not a dish, but a food patch made with ginger to deal with baby’s cold and flu. I’ve read this recipe in books and online before, but I’ve never done it because I thought the prescriptions were untrustworthy. A neighbor up north mentioned this recipe a while back, saying that she uses a ginger compress on her little grandson whenever he has a runny nose and it works great. So I came up with this recipe last week after I noticed my baby suddenly had a bit of a runny nose, and this time I didn’t give him any medication. Only every night before going to bed fried ginger compress, five nights in a row, compared to the previous few colds and nasal congestion night sleep poorly, eat during the day. Not good, baby’s symptoms are much, much better this time, sleeping normally at night and eating normally. Gratitude.
How to make ginger patch for cold
Ginger, one piece.
Stir-fry the ginger over low heat until the surface is dry and the ginger has a strong aroma.
Prepare two small pieces of medical gauze, one roll of medical tape, and two small pieces of plastic wrap cut with scissors and placed under the gauze.
Place the fried ginger on the gauze. Then wrap the gauze with ginger around the heart of your baby’s foot, wrap it gently around a few turns of tape to secure it, and put the sock on to sleep. Take it down when you get up in the morning.
The plastic wrap is to prevent the ginger from leaking juice at night while you sleep. You can use strapping instead of gauze and tape, just to hold it in place anyway. The method is simple, but very effective.