A Natural Remedy

@UncleJoe (9966)
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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@Platespinner (16520)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
9 Dec
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.
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@UncleJoe (9966)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
9 Dec
I've heard of that @Platespinner but I'm not allowed to even gargle with salt water for a sore throat any more. Just have it in my mouth shoots my BP way up. Did anybody get any video of you rinsing?
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
9 Dec
@UncleJoe thankfully no. It's NOT pretty. But it's effective. My husband has a tendency to high blood pressure. Mine tends to run low.
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@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
10 Dec
I've resorted to the sinus rinse as well. It was actually much easier than I expected.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
8 Dec
I'm glad that works for you. My first thought was YUCK! But if it works then that's great!
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@UncleJoe (9966)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
8 Dec
LOL @LovingMyBabies Everything can't be fun.
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
9 Dec
Thanks for the suggestion. Natural remedies often are healthier for us.
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@GardenGerty (99423)
• United States
9 Dec
The lemon oil from the peel is a natural antihistamine.
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@Srbageldog (8597)
• United States
9 Dec
I will have to try this the next time I'm congested. I will let my mom know about it too, since she often gets upper respiratory congestion and has a difficult time breathing.
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@nela13 (7067)
• Portugal
9 Dec
Thank you for this natural remedy
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
9 Dec
I have COPD too @UncleJoe and as much as I hate lemons (especially without sugar), it's still worth a try.
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@UncleJoe (9966)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
9 Dec
VERY worth the try @nanette64
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
9 Dec
@UncleJoe I'll just 'suck it up'; the bootstraps that is.
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@Ithink (10673)
• United States
9 Dec
I liek the natural way better ... thou that has to have some pucker power to it! lol
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@UncleJoe (9966)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
9 Dec
@ithink It's not that bad after the first couple of sips. The main thing is that it works.
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@Ithink (10673)
• United States
10 Dec
@UncleJoe That is the main thing, else who would ever do it?!
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@Juliaacv (30441)
• Canada
10 Dec
Hmmmm, I wonder if that would help someone with a chest cold. I guess its worth a try isn't it?
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@UncleJoe (9966)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
10 Dec
@Juliaacv Absolutely! Lots of Vitamin C too.
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@kepweng (15005)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
9 Dec
someone said to me lemon can cause Cancer
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@UncleJoe (9966)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
9 Dec
Have you researched that @kepweng ?
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@jstory07 (67189)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Dec
I have heard about doing that before. If it works that is great.
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@SAM774 (3732)
9 Dec
Nice remedy....
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@maezee (32288)
• United States
9 Dec
I have also had that using lemon juice and experienced a similar result. Glad you discovered it!
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@Kandae11 (37157)
9 Dec
I believe you. The lemon has numerous health benefits.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
9 Dec
Thank you so much for this tip. This is so much better than taking those OTC meds which can cause problems.
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@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
10 Dec
I must remember to try that the next time I'm suffering from congestion.
@Icydoll (20064)
• India
9 Dec
@UncleJoe it's useful post but drinking lemon without adding sweeteners is it possible:(
@toniganzon (50006)
• Philippines
9 Dec
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.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
9 Dec
How can you drink it if it is still too hot?
@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Dec
That's a very handy tip. Cheap and effective. What's not to like? Well, just the taste perhaps.