AppleCider Vinegar Dip cloths in the vinegar, wring out, and use them as compresses on swollen glands. For neck glands, cover the first wet cloth with a larger wool sock so the area can heat up from within.
Burdock Apply bruised or wet bruised burdock leaves as a poultice to reduce glandular swellings.
Cumin Soak bruised cumin seeds in ninety proof alcohol or brandy. This makes an excellent "warming" liniment to overcome congestion in any area.
Fennel Apply the bruised plant on glandular swelling.
Flaxseed Extract the valuable and healing linseed oil by pouring boiling water over several tablespoons of the seeds.
Encase the seed mash in a clean cloth, and apply it to the swollen area (or sore throat or congested chest) in poultice form. The crushed seed can also be used for poultices.
Ginseng The root acts as a body and glandular balancer. While I was in Korea I learned a lot of uses for this unusual herb. Chew the fresh or dried root, or add 1/8 of a teaspoon of the white powder or extract to hot herbal tea.
Ginseng energizes the entire body because it stimulates the adrenals and the spleen. Use small amounts of ginseng powder to regulate temperature imbalances during hot weather and during menopause.
I have discovered that a really small amount of ginseng from reputable sources will help control most hayfever and sinus attacks.