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Hello, I have been home all week with a case of Bronchitis and I want to share a great herbal remedy used in Tibetan medicine. Dr Phuntsog Wangmo, a wonderful Tibetan physician trained at the Tibetan Medical College in Lhasa, Tibet shared this with me some years ago. It is a great way to relieve heavy chest congestion, once your physician has diagnosed the cause of your illness.
Begin by bringing a medium size pot of water to a full boil for 5 minutes.
While waiting for the water take fresh ginger root and using a potato peeler shave off a palm full of ginger.
Place the ginger in a sock and tie the end of the sock closed.
After the water has boiled for 5 minutes, turn off the heat and place the sock in the hot water. Let it steep for about 5 minutes.
Remove the sock from the pot and drain off the excess water.
Place a towel over your chest and place the sock on top of the towel until it cools, about 10 to 15 minutes.
You can do this once or twice a day and it will really help break up the congestion.
This remedy mixed with rest and plenty of fluids will help get you back to normal quickly. I love this type of remedy because it reminds me of things my Grandmother would suggest when I was young. I remember thinking she had no idea about modern medicine and for the most part ignored her. Somehow, after many years, much study and travel to become a holistic practitioner I find myself sharing something she would have most likely suggested.
This is a great remedy so if you need it try it, helped me through a difficult week. My thanks to Dr Wangmo and of course my Grandmother!