As far as I know the Aztecs used something like this for bronchitis and other winter illnesses, so I felt like I can make use of it, too.
What they did was mixing honey and chili, as simple as that.
In Eastern Europe everyone says garlic is the solution for a nice cold. (And “pálinka”, or fruit brandy, but that’ll be a different post.)
So I decided to mix the two method, and that’s what comes from.
First, I pour a little honey into a jar, something like filling it up till it’s half full. Then I put whole garlic and sliced garlic into the jar, with chilies. The best chilies are those with nice, really fruity taste, so the best is naga jolokhia, but this time I used chocolate habanero, while last year it was simple dried Hungarian chili.
As I have some naga jolokhia powder in the cupboard, I added a teaspoonful, then I filled the jar up, and it is ready.
It is good as prevention as well, but you may not want to eat a spoon everyday because of the garlic, although if you don’t chew it, you won’t smell.
Anyway, if you have a sour throat or a runny nose, this is the best thing.
(Well, and spirits and “pálinka”…)