Does it help to rub vicks vapor on your feet before you go to bed at night for a cold?

There are several home remedies that can help you to alleviate your cold. Certainly, Vicks Vaporub is a good remedy. It is believed that if you apply this to your feet and cover them before going to bed, your cold will disappear overnight. While the claim may be a bit exaggerated, there is some truth to it. The ointment will travel to your entire body from your feet and will help to loosen up the stuffiness in your sinuses and help you tremendously in getting rid of the cold.

There are also other simple and highly effective home remedies you can use to get rid of your cold. Run a hot bath and add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to it. Sit in this for a good 20 minutes for the oil fumes to loosen phlegm and help with congestion. Keep warm after you come out of this bath, so that the oil continues working. Grapes clear up the lungs and can be eaten all day. They will help fight mucus. A syrup made with five parts onion juice and one part honey can be had warm twice a day to loosen up phlegm. A glass of hot milk with half a teaspoon of turmeric powder stirred into it taken before bedtime will help fight the cold from within.

answered by M W

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