Why it works: Steam helps loosing mucus in the lungs. The moist air also alleviates difficulty breathing, throat irritation and inflammation.
How it works: Pour boiling water into a bowl and stir the water to produce heat steam. Breathe deeply into the steam. You can use a towel to cover your head to trap the steam. Be careful not to get too close to be burnt by the steam.
The self cure remedy of Inhale steam for the care and relief of COPD has an effectiveness score of 2.8 and a popularity score of 8 on the self-cure system.