I heard about about a bizarre home remedy one day and decided to give it a try when I was very sick!! I was surprised to find out that it actually worked very well.
When you are congested, simply placing Vicks VapoRub on your feet can help relieve it. I do this before bed, and it helps me to breathe better while I sleep. It can also be done for kids. Many people put socks on to hold the Vicks onto the feet and prevent it from smearing into the bedding. It also helps keep the smell under control if you are not a big fan. I, however, cannot stand socks and love the smell of Vicks.
How does this work? It only takes 26 seconds for chemicals and other things that touch your body to enter your blood stream. The ingredients that are used as decongestants start at your feet, using the vitaflex points to move throughout your body. Vitaflex is an important part of reflexology, which is often used with natural remedies. There are reflex points on the feet, hands, face, and ears. The feet are most often used.
I also used it under my nose. I only used it on the feet for my kiddos, though, and massaged it in.
Have you tried this interesting trick when you are stuffed up? How did it work for you?