I was lucky enough to have a wonderful friend bring me juice that day (beets, onions and garlic - it was not the tastiest but it had to work!), some probiotic pills (if you sprinkle them on your throat they will help the good bacteria out number the bad) and this spray to help boost my immunity. Aside from all those goodies my favorite thing I tried in my kick of beating a cold naturally was a home made tea. When I made the first batch Jim and I were blown away by how delicious and soothing it was. The tea is simple and easy and totally worth trying if you aren't feeling well. It features thyme (alleviates chest congestion and helps respiratory function), throat-soothing honey and sage, and lemon (rich in vitamin-C). I would recommend drinking it at least twice a day and to help suppress a cough and help clear up any respiratory issues. Here is the recipe
Adapted from Whole Living
1/2 lemon*, peeled and rind reserved
1 t sage (fresh or dried)
1/2 t thyme (fresh or dried)
Pour hot water over the lemon rind, sage and thyme. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain the tea and add the remaining juice from lemon and 1 T honey.
* use organic if possible