Zarbee’s Naturals’ Seasonal Relief for My Family’s Congestion

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zarbee’s Naturals. I received a promotional item and a product sample as a thank you for participating.

At a doctor’s visit the other day, we talked about my problems with seasonal congestion.  The doctor told me that this congestion is exacerbating my cough, which in turn is constantly irritating my throat, making me cough more.  She suggested I use over-the-counter decongestants as needed.

The problem is if I take over-the-counter decongestants as much as I need to, they work less well and can even cause “rebound” congestion.  So I have been on the lookout for natural remedies to my seasonal congestion.  Here are a few natural solutions I have discovered:

  • Nasal Irrigation – whether you use a Neti Pot or other type of sinus rinse, nasal irrigation can go a long way toward keeping your sinuses clear.
  • Steam – A nice steaming bowl of hot water and a towel for a tent over my head helps loosen up the mucus and makes it much easier to breathe.
  • Keep your head elevated – At night, I sleep on two pillows, or sometimes a wedge.  This seems to keep the congestion from pooling in my sinuses and makes it easier to breathe at night.

Zarbee's Naturals' Seasonal ReliefRecently, I heard about Zarbee’s Naturals’ Seasonal Relief.  Zarbee’s Seasonal Relief is a new solution with clinical support for combatting general congestion. It’s made from the extract of Butterbur, a plant used for centuries in Europe, but less so in the U.S.

Butterbur is both humble weed and powerful plant.  It is widely available in Europe, where clinical studies have shown it to effectively combat congestion.  It’s also safe to use routinely; you won’t develop an intolerance.  Best of all, butterbur won’t leave you jittery, groggy, or dry out your mouth.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Zarbee’s Naturals’ Seasonal Relief is available over the counter at CVS and Target and is intended for children 12 years of age and over.

To help those of us who suffer from seasonal congestion, Zarbee’s has created the website .  You can go there to get your own customized seasonal congestion tips as well as sign up for a product sample.  In addition, if you try Zarbee’s Naturals’ Seasonal Relief and you want to share your experience, Zarbee’s will donate to one of four causes (your choice) that support exposure to and the protection of fresh air, including Fresh Air Fund, Children & Nature Network, and Moms Clean Air Force, and Healthy Child Healthy World.

Do you suffer from seasonal congestion?  What natural remedies do you use?

She Does Not Fear the Snow Book Review

My Review

She Does Not Fear the Snow is part journey of discovery, part love story and part Christian testimony.  It all makes for a fascinating, inspirational read.

Bobbie Ann Cole tells the story of her battle with cancer, the dissolution of her marriage and her search for “something more”.  She stumbles upon Christianity and, as a Jew, struggles with whether she will be disowned by her friends and family for her new beliefs.  I admire her strength to tell her friends and family the truth, even though some of them were not as receptive as others.

This is also the story of Bobbie and Butch – how they found each other and how they overcame their apprehension from previous failed relationships in order to trust God that this one was right.  I especially enjoyed Butch’s perspective at the end of the book.

Since Bobbie’s life is still a work in progress (as are all of us), the book did leave me wondering where some things ended up.  Did all of the prophecies Bobbie was told come true?  What happened to her friend Terry (Butch’s sister)?

I give She Does Not Fear the Snow four stars.  It is an excellent story that will keep your attention, make you laugh, wonder and cry.

About the Author

She Does Not Fear the Snow book reviewBobbie Ann Cole is passionate about testimony. Testifying to what God is doing in our lives is central to her writing and to her teaching.
The Encounters with Jesus Write Your Testimony Workbook and Course are available through her blog and in churches.
Bobbie has been a writer since age 6, writing her own version of Hansel and Gretel on the back of her school report: it didn’t go cwit the way they had inspected. The birds et all the crums up…
She has trained in creative writing at post-graduate level and holds a qualification in teaching adults. Her short stories have been published and she has received grants and awards for her prose and drama.
Her background is in journalism. She wrote, edited and produced the magazine ‘Invest in France’ for the French Government. She is also a businesswoman, having launched and run her own company in the UK music industry.
Bobbie loves travel and languages. She has lived in UK, Germany, France, French West Africa, Canada and Israel. She speaks English, French and German fluently and has a working knowledge of Hebrew.
She’s a mother, grandmother and wife. She and her Boaz currently divide their time between Atlantic Canada and Kent in the Garden of England.