I am a long term sufferer of asthma and bronchitis and so have had to take a lot of cold medicine in my day. I hate all of it!
I stumbled on to this remedy and while it is not the tastiest stuff you will ever drink it is a lot better than the commercial stuff and costs approximately 3 cents for a cup full of it. you can’t beat that!
Take 2 cups of water and 2 round teaspoons of ground cloves and about 4 teaspoons of sugar or honey and bring it to a boil.
Let boil at least 2 minutes then cover and let stand until cool enough to drink.
Pour it through a coffee filter to strain out the chunky bits, then drink.
It is strong and bitter but will make your throat instantly feel better and the clove is also an expectorant and an anti-spasmadic so it will quiet the cough and help loosen up the mucus in your chest and sinuses.
For me it worked better than the commercial medicine and with a lot less side effects. It also helped relax the broncial tubes which made my asthma much better and the medicine stays in your system longer than the commercial stuff so you need a lot less of it and a lot less often. Clove is a strong medicinal herb though so don’t over do it and if you have any other health concerns other than the common cold you may need to talk to your doctor before you use it.