Why it works: Inhaling steam helps flush out mucus, and it moisturizes dry, irritated air passageways.
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 Cough has an effectiveness score of 3.1 and a popularity score of 70 on the self-cure system.