Cough soup.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: cough, cold remedies
From: (Hilda Marshall)
Date: 22 Dec 1994 20:53:57 GMT

>I have a cough and congestion is there any herb that can bring me relief?

Try this soup: Chop onions and mash garlic. Simmer gently with some fresh grated ginger, sage, and chili pepper. Add bouillon or miso paste. Drink in large quantities, nice and hot! I like a big chunk of Italian bread with this.

Love, Hilda

From: (Dale Woika)

>Try this soup: Chop onions and mash garlic.

wow! This should help with clearing up congestion, anyway! This would make a Halls (tm) cough drop run from fear!

I think any aromatic ligh-textured (clear) soup is generally theraputic for colds & congestion, & there is evidence to support this. How about a nice, hot vegetable broth? And I have no doubt whatsoever the above recipe is a 1-2-3 punch! for that head cold.