by Dr. Laura Brown
on 11 December 2016
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Mustard pack for chest congestion

 

If you are coughing and feeling lousy, you may have bronchitis, a form of chest congestion. Bronchitis can be casued by a bacterial infection and it is possible to last 3-6 weeks. The bronchials are tubes from your respiratory tract down to your lungs. If they get infected, they fill up with mucus. Sometimes it is difficult to expel the mucus and it rattles around making your breath sound wheezy. 

Hot mustard powder, applied in a paste and over a cloth, can help warm up the area, loosen the mucus and make it easier to clear the bronchials. 

Recipe below 

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by Dr. Laura Brown
on 17 November 2014
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Thyme, eucalyptus and lavender oils are antimicrobial. Thyme is the strongest. Local application of the antimicrobials via steam inhalation will help combat any virus or bacterial infection. The mucus will be liquefied and expelled from the respiratory tract with the hot, wet air. Heating the nasal passages with the condensing steam increases circulation to the respiratory tract and decreases congestion. A nasal saline rinse is a great follow-up to this treatment.

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by Dr. Laura Brown
on 12 December 2012
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How wet socks can help you fend off a cold. 

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