Isn'tlife strange. When we had a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us howthe foot soles can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feetand within 20 minutes you can 'taste' it.
Some of us have usedVicks Vaporub for years for everything from chapped lips to sore toesand many body parts in between. But I've never heard of this. And don'tlaugh, it works 100% of the time although the scientists at the CanadaResearch council (who discovered it) aren't sure why.
To stopnight time coughing in a child (or adult as we found out personally),put Vicks Vaporub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime,then cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stopin about 5 minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief.Works 100% of the time and is more effective in children than even verystrong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremelysoothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly. I heard the headof the Canada Research Council describe these findings on the part oftheir scientists when they were investigating the effectiveness andusage of prescription cough medicines in children as compared toalternative therapies like acupressure.
Just happened to tune inA.M.Radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough medicines inkids often do more harm than good due to the chemical makeup of thesestrong drugs so,I listened. It was a surprise finding and found to bemore effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, inaddition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children whothen went on to sleep soundly.