In This Chapter
Clearing congestion and postnasal drip
Soothing a sore throat
Your upper respiratory tract, consisting of your nose, nasal passages, mouth, and throat, is your first line of defense against many airborne irritants and illnesses. Each day, you probably breathe in about 400 cubic feet of air, all of which is filtered, to some degree, through the upper respiratory system, so it’s no wonder that this area is so prone to illness. In this chapter, I describe several conditions that afflict the upper respiratory system and recommend natural cures for each condition.