Chest Congestion Remedy

by E.D.Chilson

Remember the old krup rag? when i was a kid in Arkansas, Mom used it a lot. But the only thing i can remember being on it was Vicks vapor rub. Can you help me fill in the blanks? I know it sure did work!

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Jan 23, 2012
Old Fashioned Remedies for Chest Congestion
by: Grandma


Boy, there are so many old fashioned remedies for chest congestion. I do remember everybody had their own little remedies that they'd smear on their kids chests and cover with a flannel rag. But I really don't know the right remedy your mom used with Vicks. In my family we used a product called Spine Oil, do you remember that? I preferred that as a kid because it didn't get hot like other things. I do know that took that off the market, I have no idea why.

I've always used my hot toddy recipe and a vaporizer filled with salt water.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help. If you're interested in the hot toddy recipe you can find it marked on a button on the left column.


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