I love an old fashioned remedy I can make from the pantry! I grew up know that steaming your head to alleviate a stuffy nose or even a cough was useful but we rarely did it and always just with water.
This takes it a step further!
Add some salt, crushed garlic and thyme (fresh or dried) and you have yourself a great little anti-bacterial, anti-viral, decongestant. All traditionally uses for thyme and garlic. The salt helps moisturise mucous membranes and as well as being a great cleanser.
Do you need quantities?
one clove of garlic
one tablespoon dried thyme or a bunch of fresh
1-2 teaspoons of sea salt (pink is fine but sea is preferable)
1-2 cups of boiling water
add all ingredient to a large bowl.
Grab a towel and cover your head over the bowl creating a mini steam room and stay like that for as long as necessary or as long as you can.
NB be very careful not to burn your face as steam can be deceptively hot! Take it slow and start with your face far away and slowly move closer to the water until you are comfortably warm- not burning!
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