Sometimes the solution to a problem is right under your nose, or in this case in your pantry cupboard.
I mentioned yesterday that I had a bad cold.
In the afternoon it started moving to my chest and I became very congested. I remembered that Cayenne Pepper is a natural expectorant and so I took some.
Almost immediately I was able to cough up some of my congestion. I'm not completely over the cold yet, but I slept a lot better last night.
You need to have a tolerance for spicy foods to use this remedy.
Put about 1 inch of very cold water in a drinking glass.
Add about 1/8 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper and drink in one quick gulp.
You will feel a very hot burn on your throat initially, but this dissipates quickly, and your throat will feel much less sore.
Within about 10-20 minutes you will begin to cough up some of your congestion.
You can repeat this every several hours. I even got up during the night and drank some.
I would not recommend this remedy be used for babies or children, and remember that Cayenne Pepper burns--DO NOT get it in your eyes.