In previous articles, I listed some of the best natural remedies I rely on for reducing sinus congestion (garlic capsules) and cough or cold. Now, I’d like to introduce you to the additions to my cold remedies cabinet for 2021/2022:

During virus season

I use a Neti pot (use this every morning and night to keep your sinuses clean and clear) and whenever I leave a store or other public place, I blow my nose fairly forcefully to clear my sinuses of anything I many have just picked up. This simple practice has helped keep me well during the 2020-2022 years.

During time visiting in hospital

For a head/throat cold-like bug (upper respiratory infection) I picked up while visiting my husband (who was in the hospital for 9 days), here’s what I took–and I rotated these depending on how I felt and what my symptoms were:

  • Neti pot (used twice a day)
  • Gargle with salt water (twice a day or whenever throat is sore)
  • N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) taken every 4 hours with food as needed
  • Vitamin D, Vitamin C, and Zinc
  • Young Living essential oil, Thieves and also in cough drops
  • Mullein (for dry coughs)
  • Garlic (capsules or in food, as needed to clear phlegm)
  • P73 Oreganol (as explained in previous linked article)
  • Good Energy (previously named, Nourish & Recharge Formula)
  • Propolis
  • L-Lysine
  • Slippery Elm
  • Neem
  • Turkey Tail
  • Marshmallow Root
  • Holy Basil
  • Ginger root (though this is warming, so if you have any other issues, such as damp-heat, you’ll want to avoid this or be prepared for the other issue to reoccur)
  • Various tea, though the Clear Lungs tea made a measurable improvement, less coughing
  • Various herbal supplements, and Good Energy made the most difference
  • Various cough drops, some with zinc

When this first started I grabbed my Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc (I’d already been taking Ashwagandha and simply continued taking it all through my 10-day coughing, froggy voice, and sore throat ordeal):

Ashwagandha, Vitamin C, Liquid Vitamin D3 with K2, and Zinc Supreme


The best tea I’ve found is, Clear Lungs tea made by my friend, Christina Slotin. You can order this tea and the Good Energy and other herbal supplements at:

Lastly, I don’t get many colds when I remember to stir my tea with a copper spoon!

Other excellent teas to breathe easier
Sinology Vitamin D and Vitamin C add to your cup of tea


Young Living essential oil: Thieves, Mullein Leaf, Nourish & Recharge Formula (now, Good Energy), and P73 Oreganol
Young Living essential oil: Thieves cough drops, Seasonal Sinus Support, and Good Energy
Garlic capsules/tablets, and Guggul herbs
Holy Basil and Propolis
Garlic, L-Lysine, Slippery Elm, Neem, Turkey Tail, Holy Basil, NAC, Marshmallow Root

My disclaimer: I offer this information for educational purposes only. You can use it to ask better questions of your licensed health practitioner. I am not a doctor. I am not diagnosing or offering any kind of treatment.

There are sooo many ways to assist and support our bodies and immune systems, that I feel whatever we need, we can find, but sometimes it is good if we can remind each other. And sometimes consistency is key to staying healthy.

I believe our bodies have innate healing abilities, as our skin heals on its own if we cut or burn it.

If it doesn’t hurt, why not give it a try?

The words in this post are my personal experiences only.

To our feeling great, better health, and longevity,

Sheila Murrey

Your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Spirit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being.

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available now. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

I am available to come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. To connect, send an email.

If you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it. To connect, send an email.

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Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.


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