A Natural Remedy
By Uncle Joe
Virginia Beach, Virginia
December 8, 2017 5:40pm CST
As with so many other parts of the country, ours has been a rotten weather day. 40 degrees with a rain, sleet, now mix is not good for my antique lungs. I have COPD. Of course it would be that way when I had so much to do today. Thank God for a warm dry vehicle to get me to my appointments. The worst about cold and damp is that it tends to cause a lot of congestion. Breathing becomes more difficult. I used to have to take a lot of over-the-counter medications like Mucinex and other decongestants. Unfortunately, for somebody my age some of those produce dangerous side effects. About 6 years ago a very dear friend who runs a Chinese restaurant revealed the perfect remedy. Completely natural and works better than anything else I have ever used. All I do is take a fresh lemon and squeeze all the juice into a large cup. Then I fill the cup with hot water. Not from the tap. It needs to be as hot as your coffee. Without adding sugar or honey for a sweetener I drink it down as quickly as possible. Within minutes, all my congestion is gone.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
There are a lot of good natural remedies out there. I occasionally deal with sinus congestion. Rinsing the sinusea with warm salt water works wonders. I have to admit, though, that the first time I tried it I thought I was going to drown myself.
I have been doing that for a long time already. Lemon isn't as sour as lime. I never add sugar of honey when I drink lemon. In the morning I just slice a lemon and dunk it in my water. It's the first thing I drink in the morning after waking up. Lemon water is really great for health. But when I'm getting down with a flu, I drink lemon juice sans sugar.