The magic of Vicks VapoRub!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

During a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us how the foot soles
can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feet and within
20 minutes you can 'taste' it.

Some of us have used Vicks VapoRub for years for everything from
chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But I've
never heard of this. And don't laugh, it works 100% of the time,
although the scientists who discovered it aren't sure why. To stop
night time coughing in a child (or adult as we found out
personally), put Vicks VapoRub generously on the soles of your feet,
cover with socks, and the heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5
minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief. Works 100%
of the time and is more effective in children than even very strong
prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing
and comforting and they will sleep soundly.

Just happened to tune in A.M. Radio and picked up this guy talking
about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good, due
to the chemicals in them. This method of using Vicks VapoRub on the
soles of the feet was found to be more effective than prescribed
medicines for children at bed time. In addition it seems to have a
soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to
sleep soundly.

My DH tried it on himself when he had a very deep constant and
persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%! He said that
it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped him, coughing stopped in a
few minutes. So he went from every few seconds of uncontrollable
coughing, he slept cough-free for hours every night he used it.

If you have grandchildren, pass this on. If you end up sick, try it
yourself and you will be amazed at how it works.

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    I have heard of it and am trying it right now so hoping it works.
    3144 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11978679
    I will try this. Love the home remedies over the medications if I can get them. emoticon
    3149 days ago
    Yes, this works for my preschooler and has for the last couple years we've used it when he's had a cough. It also works somewhat for me when I have a bad cough.

    3150 days ago
    What a great tip....I can't wait to try this TONIGHT! I have a sinus infection who's best friend is this crazy hacking cough that seems to be going away, until I lay down. Last night I fell asleep sucking on cough drops! Apparently in my sleep last night, I took another cough drop! Maybe tonight will be the first good nights sleep in over a week!
    3150 days ago
    Great tip Anna...thanks...and will remember that one!!!
    3150 days ago
    Will do and I love getting helpful info. TY
    3150 days ago
    Thanks Anna. I was recently staying with German friends
    and when I started coughing rather badly, they brought me
    the Vicks and I was told to rub on the soles of my feet and lo
    and behold the coughing stopped soon after.
    I will second this advice as it really works. emoticon
    3151 days ago
  • KATIEM929
    Very interesting....I'll have to try it next time there's a cough in the house. Thanks for sharing.
    3151 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8603687
    I wish I knew this the last time I was ill and coughed for nearly a month.I will try this the next time and try this on my kids to see if it works.Thank you for posting this Anna! emoticon
    3151 days ago
    I have heard of this and I have done this
    It does work like a charm!!
    3151 days ago
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