Here's a place for proven and well researched natural remedies. Post them here for the benefit of all. this way we don't have to search thru all the posts to find something we should have written down the first. Here's the first one.
1 cup vegetable or tomato juice
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp minced garlic
sea salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/2 tsp hot sauce - the more you can stand the better it works
Mix together and serve as hot as you can stand. Inhale the vapors as well. This works great for sinus and chest congestion.