bronchitis_basicsI caught a bothersome upper respiratory infection last week, which has lasted for 10 days now.  It’s been  so long since I’ve gotten sick beyond the occasional two- or three-day cold, that I’ve resorted to researching what sort of natural remedies are available to me.  Although I’ve been taking Propolis, which usually nips an on-coming cold in the bud,  it hasn’t done the trick this time.  Past the sore throat, the infected ears, and the clogged sinuses, I’m now at the coughing up phlegm stage, which seems to be going on and on and on.

Thankfully, I came across this article today on how to get rid of phlegm:

I will follow its natural recommendations to take goldenseal and to breathe steam containing two or three of drop of eucalyptus oil and let you know if it works.

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3 Comments on A Tough Week…

  1. Aika says:

    You can try eucalyptus products to subdue coughs and reduce mucus. They are usually applied directly to the chest. A few drops of eucalyptus oil can also be added to a diffuser or a warm bath to help clear the nose.

  2. Grace says:

    Dec28Cathrin Thank you so much for this post. Can you recommend soeimhtng healthy to send off my one year old with to kindergarden? At kindergardes here in Norway they eat SO much bread. I am worried about that fact.

  3. Kathy says:

    The natural approach didn’t cut it this time. I ended up taking an antibiotic and an inhaler, plus a powerful cough syrup. Some tough cold bugs are definitely making their way through these parts recently! I’m all for the natural approach to health, but when a virulent strain attacks, I’m grateful for antibiotics and the benefits of modern medicine.

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