Potato steam is basically the old school version of modern vapor therapy and it's so easy to do. Grandma used to boil the potatoes and then make us hunch over the steaming potato pot while covering our head and the pot with a towel so the steam wouldn't escape. It works with cough, runny nose and congested chest.
In the ideal world, you would take the nettle to the sauna and soak it with the sauna whisk, which is a bundle of young birch branches that we use to give our body a toxin eliminating beating. True story.
You would then take the water and wash yourself with it as nettle is considered a mean cure-all and is actually proven to burst with insane amount of vitamins and nutrients. For energetic protection and healing, plant nettles around your house - it creates an invisible defence barrier against bad vibes that can cause illness.
I remember going to the school nurse 'cause I had throat problems and she told me to wear a blue scarf to get better. I must try this one as I do believe in manipulating vibrations with color. Blue is believed to promote healing and interestingly enough, light blue is also considered to be the color of the throat chakra in Eastern energy systems.