Here’s one my dad taught me for when you have a sore throat:
Heat up a cup of water and stir in some salt. Gargle. Repeat as needed.
The first time I tried this, I was amazed at how effective the results were: after a few swishes, nothing more complicated than warm salt water turned a raw, inflamed throat into a far cooler, less painful one. It wasn’t all healed, but it was ten times better.
Just thought that during this cold and flu season, this might be of use to someone out there.