So, this morning I woke up with slight congestion and a runny nose. I seriously have NO time for sickness; especially after having a horrible battle with the Flu back in January.
To the kitchen I went – fridge, cabinets, pantry; in search of all things naturally immune boosting. I threw some oranges, onions, sea salt and fresh rosemary into a pot of boiling water – inhaled and exhaled over the pot for about 20 minutes. Instantly my nasal passage started to become clear and my nose started to drip. My 2 in 1 reference is because my facial pores also started to open, so I ended my steam treatment with some glowing melanin.
What you’ll need and their benefits:
Oranges: They’re packed full of immune boosting vitamin C. Making oranges a regular part of our diets can help to prevent colds.
Onions: They can help with colds, coughs, high fevers (As a kid, did your mama ever put onions on the bottom of your feet before going to bed?! – I swear by this y’all), and sore throats. They’re also good for boosting our immune systems because they contain nutrients like selenium, sulfur compounds (helps to release mucus from our airways), zinc, and vitamin C.
Rosemary: Improves hair and skin health. Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system.
Sea Salt: Helps to open up the pores.
Through personal experience, steam is an amazing treatment for congestion. It’s worked wonders for me on many occasions.
*Please keep in mind that I’m not a doctor. I’m just sharing what works for my family and I. As with anything, please do your own research.