Originally Posted by Tesss
ALso steam with hot water as many times a day as you can. It will help to moisten the tissues and also help to break down the phlegm and make it easier to get the remaining phlegm and infection out.
add eucalyptus oil to the water. it is a natural decongestant. take one garlic oil capsule 5000mg an hour before bed- it is a potent decongestant but also boosts the immune system. make sure that is one that HASN'T been de-odourised though- de-odourising tampers with the active ingredient of garlic (allicin) and so renders it far less potent. don't worry about the bad breath though- taking it at night will mean the smell has dissapeared by the morning but you'll reap the benefits all night long. in the day use liquorice root capsules- it has natural expectorant (removes phlegm) properties, helps with excessive coughing and again acts to boost the immune system. avoid this at night though (hence the garlic suggestion for this time) as it can cause insomnia in some people due its action on the adrenal glands. also avoid it if you suffer from high blood pressure. hope these suggestions help.