We have been sick at our place. First the Italian, then Jobito, then me because I couldn't not kiss Job. Blech.
Here is our rundown on how to kick a cold in the nuts....naturally.
On guard (get it here)
Lots of water (duh)
Neti pot to rinse out nose and sinuses
Hydrogen peroxide to clean out ears
Salt water gargle
Hot herbal tea
Sinus massage (watch this video for a "how to")
Rinse and repeat.
For the average common cold/sore throat/stuffy nose I find this does the trick. Whenever I try cold medicine or other concoctions it always ends up making me feel fuzzy and weird. I will stick to my granola methods whenever possible :)