when I was little my grandmother use this on me when ever I was sick with a cold or such, I got this email from a freind and thought I would post it because I know myself this stuff helps....
VICKS VAPO RUB........ INTERESTING
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 Vapo rub 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 Vapo rub generously on the bottom
of the feet at bedtime, then cover with socks. Even persistent, 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
Just happened to tune in A.M. Radio and picked up
this guy talking about why co ugh medicines in kids
often do more harm than good, due to the chemical makeup of these
strong drugs so, I listened. It was a surprise finding and found to be
more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, in
addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children who
then went on to sleep soundly.
My wife tried it on herself when she had a very deep
constant and persistent cough a few weeks ago and it
worked 100%! She said that it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped
her, coughing stopped in a few minutes and believe me, this was a
deep, ( incredibly annoying!) every few seconds uncontr ollable cough,
and she slept cough-free for ho ur s every night that she used it.
If you have grandchildren, pass this on.
If you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be absolutely
amazed at how it works.
DON'T SHUN THIS ONE.. TRY IT THE NEXT TIME YOU GET A BAD COLD.