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4 Comments for the Congestion Home Remedy

Anonymous

I find that steaming yourself really helps to open up and soothe your chest. (This is also a relief to nasal congestion, sinus-especially head congestion, and mild-medium coughing) If you don't know what steaming is-let me enlighten you.

To steam yourself (variations possible):
1.) Boil about 5 cups of water (more or less.)
2.) Grab a towel and a bowl.
3.) After water has boiled, (recommended doing the following in the kitchen) sit at a table and pour the water in the bowl.
5.) Quickly, letting very little heat escape, sit down and place the towel over your head and the bowl.
6.) Sit there for about 15-20 minutes breathing in through your mouth (if you have chest congestion/a cough) or in through your nose (if you have nasal congestion or head sinuses) This can be a bit boring, so i recommend listening to the television, music, or attempting to read (however it gets dark and steamy under there!)

***Tip***
Even though it is hot and may cause very mild discomfort to your eyes (I close mine. It's not as though I'm missing anything under there!) try to lean over as close to the bowl as possible. You will sweat, but you will feel your your chest aching less and opening up, your nose opening up/becoming runny, as well as your head aching less and opening up.

***Bonus***
The steam helps open up your pores! It is great to apply acne medicine after this as it does wonders to your skin!

As you can see I have found this as a relief to many ailments including the following:
-chest congestion
-nasal congestion
-sinus (especially head) congestion
-mild to medium coughing
(even opening up your pores!)

I hope it helps you as much as me! Although it is a pain in the butt, I find that it does work wonders!

Get better soon! :)))

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Tina

When I have bad congestion or a cough, I do the steaming as suggested except I add two tablespoons of thyme leaves, one tablespoon of ground sage, and about two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. I steam with this twice a day for ten minutes each time. It really helps break up the congestion, and is great for the complextion. For regular sinus allergies, I steam once a day with the water, thyme and sage (leave out the vinegar) and I haven't had to take an allergy pill. (I also drink 1/2 cup of warm water with two tablespoons of vinegar and two tablespoons of honey each morning.)

Tina

Correction to my comment above. I add two tablespoons of honey and two tablespoons of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR to 1/2 cup of warm water and drink each morning. Note: it must be apple cide vinegar.

Jeni

I tried this and it worked like a snap- it was actually quite easy because I have an electric kettle.

Note, to mine I added:
1/8 c of mint
3 tbsp of fennel seeds

If it didn't look so week I would have drank the remainder in the bowl!

Amanda

has anyone tried adding lavender, or would that make it worse?

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