For those with lung issues, search for equine COPD and see if you can find a product that clears congestion using sound waves (an acoustic percussor). It will soon have FDA clearance for people and it may be something that could help you.
Agent Orange Collapsed Lung Remedies
I served in Vietnam and within 10 years I had one lung collapsed and 8 years later the other one collapsed. Every eight years one or the other would collapse. In 2002 the right collapsed in Sept. and the left blew out. I ended up with lung sergury on both sides and basically glued to the chest.
I am wondering how many vets have had this. Because every one is going to have different affects from Agent Orange. Who has any idea on the number?
I Detoxed with 2 drops Lugol's and 2 drops Iodine in apple cider vinegar 12 oz water, 1 tsp MSM in 12oz water, 1 tsp magnesium oil in 12 oz water and 2 drops Iodine. Nebulize with distilled water 5mil with 6 drops Nascent Iodine every four hours. Works for me.
Kazani, tell your friend to contact the DAV. They really help vets get the help and benefits they deserve.
Had 3 friends whose husbands (all 3 VN vets) die of lung complications from agent orange. My one friend said she thinks her husband may have survived had he taken an alternative route. It wasn't the cancer that ultimately took his life but the treatment. Something to think about. Turmeric and oil of oregano are excellent healers for the lungs as well as the baking soda and acv. And furthermore, it can't hurt you...its food!
Apple Cider Vinegar
I'm either nuts or I'm dying with some type of reaction to something. I think it's a reaction to a mixture of things, presently -- the two uppermost being hibiscus tea and chenopods. I have noticed that on the days, at the times I have imbibed in organic ACV diluted 1/4 or 1/5 with greater part water, I stop having the horrible respiratory distress that I've been having for over 3 weeks. Now. that said, I believe I will simply get up every morning and begin the day with that, and see if I fall back in love with El Paso.
Thank you for this forum.
Dear Earthclinic, First I want to thank you for your existance. I've been frequently on it last 4, 5 months and has helped me a great deal, but not fully. This is why I want to contribute with my story. Writing you for the first time;-)
So last august, the day I decided to drive back home to Netherlands from Croatia (on holiday) I got sick. The same second we made desicion to go back home I got pain in my chest. A panic started to take over me, but I could reduce it and drive back home. Btw I have a baby and it was first time on holiday with the baby. And it was a looot of stress. Before that holiday my house was beeing rebuild, so my whole year was in a great stress. Any how I came back home safe and still alive. Did I mentioned I had a panic attack and was thinking I was going to dye? (or however u spell that). So after a few days situation got worse and I went to doctor. They told me I was in stress and send me back home. It didnt help offcourse. So after a few Dr. appointments they found out I had a reflux. Gave me some pills. They helped for 3 days and stoped helping again.
That is when I discovered your website. Started drinking apple cider and bicarb. Helped a lot to lose the pain in chest. But I also had pain in left arm, chin, back, alergies, and probably few more, but cant remember. The panic attacks where frequent and always on friday 6pm when Dr. is closed. So Apple Cider Vinegar helped a lot for pain in my chest, and lot of other problems I didnt ven know I had. I also didnt think any more I was gong to have a heart attack. But then my nipple started to burn. I was walking with it for a month and a half, went to Dr. went to check on it and it was luckly all ok. The same time I started to use magnesium. And somehow the fears went for a great deal away. They where still there but not as much as it was. I still had panic attacks but I could somehow get them under controll quiet quick. But in meanwhile while some problems where gone other came. Then one would leave and one would come back. In meanwhile I had a big scala of problems. So execive burping, back pain, headache, arms feeling slow and not eough circulation, then a flew or a virus got me so my throut was feeling good and bad off and on. All that didnt help me to start losing my stress, (since my house is finished in meanwhile so I should be able to destress). But all them diseaes didnt help. By now, via your website, I have learned to recognize the problem and deal with it in a quick way. Now I know when to take acv, when bicarb or just salt water, or magnesium. But all this has helped a great deal, lets say 80% but didnt helped to get rid of it.
Then I went to a long weekend on holiday to germany. Arround that time I also started to breath deeper from my stomach instead of my upper lungs. I heard all kind of noises from my stomach every time I breath through it. I continued doing it as long as I could. I also walked outside a lot and ate a lot. I finaly started gaining waight as well and was feeling a lot better. Then I came back home and same problems came back. So I thought wtf was it, that helped. First I though walking outside. So I went out every day and that also helped a lot. but was still there.
now lets go back to my 13th. I then for first time had a speach problem. It came from nowhere when I was shouting for my mother to come outside. I called her and it came out of my throught as ma--ma. That was strange but hej f. It. So that never went away. It stayed with me untill today. There was a period in my life when it was quiet well under controll, that was when I had peace and good life (still have it btw;-). but then when I got sick it came back, just as bad as it was.
then I stared connecting the dotts. I looked closer to myself and though of my speach problem. I figured out my dyaphragm was in a total crunch, and I needed to relax it. When I relax it I feel good, when it's in crunch I feel agony. Because I went to logopedie some years ago I remembered what she told me. BREATH. That was all. So I went online and look for yoga breath techinques. Started imediatly with practice. then I went online and found this.
The russian lung Dr. figured out that modern human breath too much air. And when we get sick we breat from our lungs and not our dyaphragm. We take too much air what results in losing too much co2. That in turn brings all the moder problems with it. He basicly say breath from your stomach, BREATH LESS, and take longer pauses after you breath out. Take a pause and breath in. As longer your pause is as healthier you are. You can do a test on how helthy you are. take a look at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhK549uGvhc
any now I stared his techinque (just read some stuff on internet and didnt follow any courses) just beeing aware of my pauses in between the breath. And it f. worked a miricale. All my simptoms incl. Agony went away the same day. I am now 4th day and get this even my speach is starting to lower. It is not gone but it's only been a few days. Went to Dr. She told me, all I said souns very logical, but since she has never had any patient like this before. She had to look up in her books. I will hear from her tomorow I guess. But for first time in all these months I actually feel great and clear in my head and in my body. So pls. take a look at this buteyko theory, try it and I am sure you too will be blown away. It's for free so it must work;-)
they claim a lot of modern sickneses are coming from upper breathing, like astma, copd, mental problems, back, heart... Dont know all the details myself but take a look. It's probably next acv;-)
love you all, Indira
Ok I am reading your question years later, but for others. Yes, Butyenko therapy really helped. We are now 8 years further, and my panic attacks never came back. My breathing has improved and I haven't had any problems ever since. I still do it almost every day, sometimes for 15min. sometimes for hour and a half. Depending on how hard I need it. Nowdays I just do it to calm my nerves and muscles around the middle.
EC: Thank you so much for updating your post after so many years. Much appreciated!
I've done Buteyko Breathing and it was really good! A few ailments I'd had just disappeared within a day or two : difficulty swallowing was the big one : I was able to eat easily again: the doctors had decided to throw a pile of antibiotics at me in the hope one of them would help....nutters. I live where it's either hot or really hot most of the time and I had a noticeable increase in my energy levels and ability to cope with the heat while outdoors for extended periods of time..I stopped getting worn out.
I make my own cayenne pepper capsules. I make them in size 00 and I take three in the morning and three in the evening with meals for improved circulation and lung function. This could be helpfull to anyone who would like the benefits of cayenne and does not like the heat. I do like the heat but just want a higher doseage, so I cook with it too. When I take my capsules I usually drink hot green tea or hot water and lemmon with ACV to help them dislolve the capule quicker.
This is somewhat late for Taqi. NZ, but hope he is still checking in. In regard to your grandson, I would like to suggest that you find a way of getting him to take Cayenne pepper (it does come in tablet form as well) to clear his chest congestion. My husband has Emphysema and was at a shocking stage where he could not walk from one room to another without losing his breath. However, after looking up things on this site, I talked him into the Cayenne, and he is a new man - back at work full time and boasting that he has not felt this good in 2 years. The Cayenne clears the breathing tubes.
(Perth, Western Australia, Australia)
(Toronto Ontario Canada)
Take cayenne in warm water. start off with1/2 a teaspoon in the am and pm.
Put it in your food as well love andrea c.
After recovering from pneumonia, I continued to have chronic lung congestion. Coincidentally, my son in Texas mentioned a salsa recipe he'd made and suggested I give it a try. He insisted I use fresh cilantro for superior taste. Well, within 5 minutes of making and sampling the salsa, I coughed up an enormous amount of thick phlegm and breathed easier for the rest of the night. By morning, some sleep congestion returned. I made eggs, and since I had fresh cilantro left over from the salsa, I put it on the eggs. Once again, the congestion cleared, with lots of phlegm purged. All within 5-10 minutes of eating the cilantro.
Thinking maybe I had imagined the results, I went a week without trying the cilantro again. The congestion came back. I ate cilantro again, and the phlegm cleared again. I've repeated that test many times since then, and each time cilantro has proven to be my hero. My aunt, who has emphysema (COPD), tried it and got similar good results.
My lung doctor, originally from India, swears by cilantro (and coriander, which includes the whole plant, not just the leaves). The last time I went for a checkup, he declared that my lungs were completely clear and told me to keep eating cilantro.
So now I cook with cilantro several times a week, no matter what. And whenever I travel, I take a small bottle of dried cilantro to sprinkle on my food.
I have lung scarring as a result of hypersensitivity to unknown substance. My scars have not worsened in 2 years. I have recently started taking coconut oil for general health, but I have noticed a change in my breathing. No more wheezing. I do have more energy, and I don't get short of breath as easily. Could the organic CO be improving my lung function.? I am interested in hearing anyone who who has had similar effects.
Can hydrogen peroxide @3% inhaled several times a day eliminate lung scars? Any input would be appreciated.
My pulmonologist is 90% sure I have MAC lung disease, but we are still waiting for the results of the sputum test. I have a history of digestive problems and am still fighting with serious problems in that area. Because of that I really don't think I can handle the 3 antibiotic treatment. My Naturopath recommended using colloidal silver in a nebulizer- 1ml in distilled water twice a day.
My pulmonologist said it could take 3 months before I see any improvement with the antibiotics and I know natural remedies usually take longer than drugs. I've already started using the silver. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this treatment? If so, how long did it take to improve and what does did you use?
I'm a 64 year old woman, 5'8" and weigh 90 pounds, not because I like being skinny, I'm just that sick.
Thanks for your input.
Hi Alice, I've been reading here and came across your comment about using Colloidal silver. Did you nebulize it and how often and for how long? Did it help you? How are you doing now?
I've been using about 1/4 of a teaspoon of mesosilver in a nebulizer once a day for almost a year. It's made a slight improvement in my breathing. I know that sounds like a long time but since my doctor said it would take the antibiotics up to 3 years to work I thought I'd just stick with it. I'm also taking Astragalus to help my immune system.
In reply to Alice (Tucson),
Something to consider when delivering a substance to the lungs is the total interior surface area of the lungs which on average is equivalent to half the size of a regulation tennis court.
With that thought in mind, I am doubtful that 1/4 teaspoon of MesoSilver @ 20 ppm is going to go very far in trying to cover that large of an area and the delivery rate of a nebulizer may be a bit low also. An ultrasonic humidifier can deliver a much larger amount in a given period of time.
Let's assume that you have a 500 ml bottle of MesoSilver 20 ppm. If that is actually the case, then your bottle contains only 10 mg of silver. You stated you are using only 1/4 teaspoon of the MesoSilver per day. There are approximately 405 of these 1/4 teaspoon doses in your bottle. If you divide the 10 mg of silver by the number of doses (405 doses), you will get the approximate dose of silver per 1/4 teaspoon as this is the way you say you are using it. 10 mg / 405 = .0246913580246914 mg per daily dose! At that rate it will take you over a year ( to get just 10 mgs of colloidal silver!
These may be contributing factors to why your progress might be less than you hoped for.
Hi Bill / Any one who can enlighten me on the subject
A few months back due to environmental problems I had picked up lung infection, which under normal medical treatment they said clinically I have nothing wrong, so I did not take any treatment. The symptoms which were bothering me were low grade temp. max 99 and dry cough. Life was going on, the other day after three day's swimming ( I had read that swimming improves the lung capacity which did help me ) I developed earache in the right ear. I used some ear drops and that came under control and at the same time I took Colloidal silver one tea spoon in 200 ml water, my lung problem there was great relief but I have started running high temp. like 101.8 and to subside that I have to take Brufen which is also bringing lot of weakness, so all my sporting activities have come to stand still.
Could it be because of colloidal silver, if yes then what is the antidote for this. Incidentally I am 78 yrs. young, generally with no health problems.
(San Fernando, Philippines)
Hi Baldev...If you are having fever then this is really a good sign because it means that your immune system is finally dealing properly with your infection -- which is probably viral in nature. The reason for the fever is probably due to the colloidal silver, which has acted to reduce your virus levels so that your immune system can now more actively come into play. Whenever that happens, then you get fever. If you kill large amounts of viruses then you will always get alot of viral debris and poisons in the blood. The immune system and the liver have to deal with all this -- hence the fever.
When the fever finally drops and goes down, it might also be worth it for you to actually increase your colloidal silver intake to one or two tablespoons a day for a while. This will help to ensure that all the virus is killed in your blood and organs(viruses are notoriously adept at hiding in the body). So, after you get better, I would still continue to take the colloidal silver for at least a month to make absolutely sure.
As for taking Brufen -- a form of ibroprufen -- it's OK for you to take it for a week or so but you should not take it on a daily long term basis because it adversely damages the liver.
If you want a good anti-inflammatory and pain killer then you can drink tumeric tea frequently or use a tincture of tumeric root on a daily basis. This tincture is highly beneficial, and is easy and cheap to make yourself with no side-effects. How to make this tincture is described in this Youtube video. The normal Ayurvedic dosage for the tumeric tincture is 20 to 25 drops twice a day.
You said you used one teaspoon of colloidal silver in 200 ml of water, but you did not say what the ppm was of the colloidal silver you used.
If it was a typical commercial product, it probably was 20 ppm or less. One teaspoon of 20 ppm is not likely to cause an adverse event unless you happen to be allergic to silver.......some people are. One teaspoon of 20 ppm taken orally is also insufficient to do much of anything health wise. The colloidal silver would need to be at an extremely high ppm in order to have a healthful effect at just one teaspoon dosing. There aren't a ton of commercial products or home made CS that are that high of a ppm to be effective at only one teaspoon dosing. The highest ppm I make is 320 ppm and one teaspoon of that will be almost worthless for treating health issues if taken orally.
Colloidal silver (CS) taken orally will not be anywhere near as effective as colloidal silver that is obtained via an ultrasonic humidifier for lung infections as the silver needs to pass fairly close to a pathogen in order to interact with it and neutralize it. Taken orally, it will get in the blood stream and readily kill pathogens there, but the lungs, not so much. On the other hand, CS delivered via an ultrasonic humidifier is sent directly to the lung surface where it will more easilly interact with pathogens there. The ultrasonic humidifier is capable of delivering effective doses of CS to the lung surface which can be in the area of 540 to 810 square feet!
I would venture a guess that it was not the silver that is causing the fever as the dose seems likely too small to cause any type of herx reaction.
I take Sovereign Silver ( colloidal silver) two teaspoons 3 times a day.
No issues so far, we have been consuming for several years now. All in my family..
Next, it's good if the body temperature rises, that means your immune system is working perfectly. Take proper rest and temperature will come down.
My lungs have recently been exposed to chemicals. They now feel heavy and just don't feel right. I wanted to know what the best way of detoxing would be. I eat all organic foods, so this is very upsetting to me to be exposed to this. Would I go about a lung detox using a nebulizer, with hydrogen peroxide, colloidal silver, adya clarity, etc... ? Just need a bit of guidance as to where to start.
(Adelaide, South Australia)
In response to those that mentioned exposure to chemicals and having heavy feelings in lungs. I too experience the same problem of heaviness in the bottom of my lungs after exposure to chlorine. This happened back in April of 2008. I have tried many things but nothing has helped very much, hydrogen peroxide, colloidal silver and now I'm using essential oils. I'm not very encouraged at this point. The oils I inhale seem to help but at the end of the day, the heaviness in my lungs is so worrisome. I am in the process of trying to rid my body of toxins. I keep checking back here hoping someone will have an answer. Best of luck to you. Betty
[John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, except through me."
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
Betty: It seems you may be experiencing a Glutathione deficiency. The body's major enzymatic detoxifier and cell protector is Glutathione Peroxidase. G. P. declines w/ age and add some environmental factors and you get the symptoms you are reporting, especially as the lungs need lots of G. One of the best ways to boost glutathione levels is to supplement the amino acid N-acytlcysteine (NAC). For rapid boosting and particularly in the lungs, one can nebulize the amino precursor complex (combination of glutamine-cysteine-glycine) called Reduced Glutathione. YouTube has some professionals using G. nebulization with very good results for many different diseases. One could eat Walnuts and/or Avocados on a daily basis to boost Glutathione, as well as supplementing any antioxidant nutrients like Vit-C, E, A.
As for strengthening the lungs, I have found no other herb to compare to Astragalus. Astragalus is also a top immune balancing & enhancing herb.
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
I failed to mention in my previous post that the mineral Selenium is also very important antioxidant and Glutathione booster. Supplementing at least 200 mcgs of Selenium daily could bring recovery in a short time (if there is deficiency). Many people are incorporating Brazil Nuts in the diet as they are the single most Selenium dense food on earth. Speaking of, Se is also one of the most important anti-cancer or cancer preventive nutrients known, and also one of the best anti-aging nutrients known. The many benefits of Se could be attributed to it's role in producing Glutathione.
(New York, New York)
I think the place to start would be to read about Bill Munroe's hydrogen peroxide inhalation therapy.
Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Therapy
Also, Mullein leaf tea is very good for congestion in the lungs.
I would also consider using castor oil packs on the chest since you have fluid in the lungs and a mass around the heart. You can read about that here:
I hope you will find one of these things or something else to be helpful to you.
~Mama to Many~
DMSO, Colloidal Silver
I am Danny and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio, I'd like to share this as I was not feeling good for several years and always tired.
I smoked for 37 years and quit as the doctors at the University of Cincinnati discovered lung nodules in both of my lungs. And said they were gonna monitor them for 2 yrs for growth. But I read a lot about DMSO and other stuff, because I like natural stuff.
So I bought some 50/50 dmso solution from the original doctor in Oregon, and some colloidal silver called Meso Silver off the internet. And took a teaspoon of each day, and sometimes in a nebulizer I purchased, but mostly in a teaspoon.
Well, my 1st visit back in 6 months was last week. The nodules in my lungs were gone without a trace, my high blood pressure is normal again. And I do have mild COPD from smoking so many yrs, but since I quit, I breathe much better with no medicine.
The only side effects I got were a little insomnia and constipation. So I stopped taking it a couple weeks ago, but I'll continue again soon. Because it's done other things in my body!
From a separate CT scan of my stomach. I knew I had multiple nodes on my kidneys from a previous mri. All but 1 was gone and very tiny, a hemorrhoid I had for years feels like it's almost gone, my foot heels and dry skin on my hands also, vanished and a callus on my foot healed from the inside and tried for years to get rid of it.
I had high blood pressure several years, heart palpitations that also vanished as well as the blood pressure going back to normal with no medication. I'm very thankful for dmso and also use the 70/30 solution. The doctor said my lungs look great and no trace of the nodules ever being there. I truly attribute it too dmso and am very grateful for removing some of the worry in my life.
Could u please tell me what doctor would prescribe the medical grade DSMO? Also is it safe to buy this online since your ingesting it? My husband just found out they found nodules on his lungs during a CT scan. He's a non-smoker, however worked in a coal power plant for a number of years. I'd really like for him to try something natural and pray it helps as well as it did for u! I'm praying u get back to me soon! Take care & God Bless! Enjoy your holidays. Thank u!!!
How do you take the DMSO? In the inhaler? How long and the ratio and how many times a day?
You can find it at amazon, 99% and mix your own, 1 oz of DMSO 1 oz. of distilled water (50%) and take it by mouth.
Lorraine, I am 86 and have been using DMSO, 99% 60/40 solution DMSO/distilled water for 50 years in my nebulizer for a serious lung condition. I add oregano oil 5 drops in the nebulizer if I have a cough. Read Politics In Healing by Daniel Haley, you won't be able to put it down. Blessings!!!
My mom developed severe allergies and asthma in her late 40s. It started off mild and got severe. She started getting bronchitis and antibiotics would only help a little, but not get rid of it completly. Then she would get it again. My mom is stubborn and does not like to go to the hospital. One night she scared me, because she was wheezing and gasping for breath. Her nose was running and even though she found out she was alergic to cats that triggered her asthma she loved our cat so much that she wouldn't ever get rid of him. We also couldn't afford 200 dollars every month for meds.
I didn't know what to do I went on earth clinic, because of all the times it has helped me, but we didn't have any ingredients except apple cider vinegar on hand. I tried to get my mom to drink some with water. But she kept refusing, because she hates vinagar. I began searching all over the web desperatly. I was afraid I was going to lose my mom if I didn't. I had gone to a site and found a lady with a similar story. She said to take 12 drops of thieves Essential Oil Blend which has in it- (clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, Rosemary cineol, Eucalyptus Radiata, 6 drops of oregano Essential Oil and 2 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil and place in a "00" capsule and it makes a natural antibiotic that works on almost everything. It has to be theraputic grade or it would hurt you. It also said not to take it in pill form if you are pregnant and not to use the pills on children. I put the name theives, because they are the only people that make that particular blend. She also said it showed it to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria. The bacteria cultures were sprayed in an enclosed area, and Thieves essential oil blend was diffused for a given amount of time. After only 10 minutes of exposure, there was a reduction of 82% in Micrococcus luteus, 96% in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and 44% in Staphylococcus aureus. Coincidentally I had accidentally bought the Theives essential oil blend when trying to buy a different oil awhile back. I did not have a 00 capsule either and this was an emergency, so I had to think outside the box. I knew asthma is caused by bacteria that embeds itself deep into the lungs. I had my mom take a steaming hot rag and told her to put about 12 drops on the rag and to put it on her chest. Also told her to keep sniffing the bottle. She hadn't been able to sleep for a long time and she fell into a deep sleep for about 45 minutes. When she woke up there was no more wheezing or noises in her chest and she could talk normally. I was in shock. After this she did the same thing two nights in a row or whenever she starts to have an attack or get bronchitis and it works everytime. Thank God! There is also another treatment thats natural that I would like to try with her. I found it that night when I was searching. Apparently people who have asthma, allergies, snoring problems or any other lung problems do really well when they go to salt mines, because the salt kills bacteria and other stuff. CNN did a special on it and people overseas started making spas where the floor, ceiling and everything is covered in salt. You can watch the video on youtube just type in CNN Vital Signs - Salt Cave London. They also made a machine that you add salt and water to and it puts the salty moisture in whatever room you would like to put it in and its not expensive. I think the name of the machine is breath free. It's called in home salt therapy. It also has a salt inhaler.
Far Infrared Saunas
Hi Betty, Read your post and thought I should write. My husband had always had problems with his lungs- they felt weak, congested, difficulty with taking in deep breaths and easily fatigued due to all of this. We began doing Far Infrared saunas once a week and after the fifth time he began to see a significant difference. Far Infrared saunas are the only saunas which can actually detox heavy metals and chemicals from the body. And since you say you are dealing with chlorine this would surely make a difference. Because it causes vasodilation, there is a passive aerobic exercise which occurs thereby strengthening the lungs and heart.
Other friends who have used their inhalers regularly have been able to stop using them altogether after using the Far Infrared saunas for a month, twice weekly. They are able to maintain this status as long as they do the FIR sauna at least once a week.
So, I would highly suggest you check into finding access to one. We have found them so effective for our health taking them once a week for over a year now, we are considering purchasing one for our home. In this toxic world they are truly helpful in maintaining our health. You can actually see the ones we are considering and read about all their benefits here:
The other wonderful thing about these saunas is, they don't emit EMFs. - another health issue!
Hope this info helps. Lisa
Fennel, Flax and Fenugreek Tea
Always avoid dairy products when you have any sinus or lung congestion of any kind. This helps--plus try an infusion of a mixture of these herbs, readily available fennel seeds, flaxseeds (aka linseeds) and fenugreek seeds. Mix equal parts of each seed. It's really up to the person how much of each seed they buy and how long they are going to be taking the combination. It's a combination I keep around. I tend to mix up a 1/2 cup of each seed and mix them into a jar and keep them in a cool dark place until they are needed. When needed place a heaping teaspoon of the mixed seeds into a mug of boiling water. Allow to steep, or infuse, whatever you call it, then stir, (sieve if you like or better, eat the seeds) then drink copious amounts. Really does the trick for any congestion lung and sinus.