I like Aromatherapy oil and have found Eucalyptus Oil useful in getting rid of colds. (You can pour a few drops in warm water and inhale or a few drops on a hanky and inhale)
Also, if you have a toothache, put a few drops in warm water and gurgle - it will numb the pain and its better than pain relief tablets. Works immediately.
Ps. Congrats Ngureco on your Hubscore reaching 100 a few days ago.
I recently wrote a hub about the health benefits of eucalyptus oil, which you might find informative.
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Unique-Powe … ential-Oil
Eucalyptus Oil is very hand to keep at home, not just to use for health benefits, such as assisting with the common cold, but it's also a handy antibacterial cleaning agent, just dab a few drops on a damp cloth and wipe over your kitchen/bathroom etc to keep the germs at bay - it also leaves a wonderful fresh scent.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil contains low boiling or volatile ingredients. These volatile oils evaporate easily either with treatment of water or preferably warm water. The evaporation brings a sense of pleasure and relief.
I love eucalyptus oil for its decongestant action. In winter it's a v handy oil to have for treating colds. I use in the bath for vapour therapy or steam inhalation over a bowel of hot water.
It also makes for an effective insect repellent, or if you've already been bitten, as a treatment for insect bites.
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