We didn't know Caleb had RSV at first. All I heard was a baby with a lot of congestion and a cough that surfaced on and off that I didn't like the sound of. Most of us know that babies eliminate congestion and mucous through their bowels, as they are unable to cough it up. I applied Respiratory salve and Congestion Rescue essential oil blend liberally day and night every time he nursed. I used it on his chest, back, and on his feet. I alternated with the Garlic Salve blend from Rachel Weaver's book, "Be Your Own Doctor". I can only describe with great awe how much mucous I found in his diapers- "handfuls"! After four weeks of this regiment we were visiting a pediatrician friend who overheard the tail end of a little cough as the night time air was setting in. He commented that "That's an RSV cough if I've ever heard one and we've had several cases coming through the office lately." We were able to confidently say he was almost over the whole ordeal.
What a blessing I feel to be able to recognize the body's need for support to help it eliminate the mucous we heard! Herbs and oils are meant to strengthen our system and assist it in its job! This improves our over all health down the road
Respiratory salve, sometimes referred to as pneumonia salve, is an old amish remedy. We have used it alone or in conjunction with our diffuser to combat the onset of colds, cough, and flu. It was one of three critical elements in combating RSV with our son when he was four months old and also with a young friend fighting bronchitis.
We are now making this Respiratory Salve available for purchase!
The Garlic Salve Recipe is as follows:
1/3 c coconut oil
2 T olive oil
7-8 cloves peeled garlic
3-5 drops lavender essential oil
Blend on high until liquified.
Poor into a small wide mouth jar and refrigerate.
If the strength of the garlic causes a rash, dilute further with more oil!
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