Poultices are an age-old remedy for chest congestion. A ginger or onion compress on the chest breaks up lung congestion and makes breathing easier. Onions also help curb asthma and allergic reactions.
* 1 onion, chopped and ¼ cup ginger, grated
Lightly cook together in a little water until soft. Cool slightly, mash and apply to the chest while still warm. Cover with a soft cloth.
Excepted from Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art, (Crossing Press) – Kathi Keville and Mindy Green