You can use lemon, honey, and water to release the congestion. I usually drink mines warm and 3 times a day. 1 whole lemon juiced and a teaspoon of honey in 6-8oz of water. I add Cheyenne (1/2 tsp.) to mines because it is also a decongestion agent. Also you can make it in medicine form using 2tbsp of honey, 2 big slices of onions, 2 cloves of garlic. Pour the honey in a bowl, chop the unions and garlic up (small but not to small because you will have to take them out later) and add to the honey. Cover and let sit in the fridge for 24hrs. Remove and take out the onions and garlic. I have a medicine bottle I keep mines in. Take this 3 times a day until the congestion is gone. Hope this helps.