I know it’s the wrong end of the season in the Northern Hemisphere but only a few days into autumn here in Australia and a cold has already gone through every member of my family over the last week.
About the only good thing about it is getting my make up my own home remedy:
[li]fresh lemon juice (1 large or 2 small lemons)[/li][li]1 tsp honey[/li][li]about 1 inch of cinnamon bark[/li][li]3 or 4 dried cloves[/li][li]water[/li][li]small shot of dark rum (optional) [/li][/ul]
[li]In a pan measure out about the amount of water it will take to 3/4 fill a normal size coffee mug. [/li][li]Add cinnamon bark and cloves - bring to boil and then let simmer for maybe 5 minutes[/li][li]put lemon juice, honey & rum into mug, when the water has simmered long enough pick out the cloves and cinnamon bark and pour into the mug[/li][li]stir[/li][li]drink[/li][li]wince when the hot lemon hits your sore throat :D[/li][/ol]
I started doing this as a kid (with only lemon juice, honey and boiling water) and it got me through many colds and bouts of tonsillitis.
So dopers, what are your cold killers or comfort drinks?