First there was the one I tried from Jack Monroe's 2018 blog
30g fresh ginger,
6 fat cloves of garlic,
2 x 400g canned chopped tomatoes,
1 tbsp medium curry powder,
Salt and pepper
1 can water
I didn't have fresh ginger and put in too much dried (and less garlic).....made it brain-blowing HOT!
Then I found this, also from Jack but from 2013, sounds more interesting with onion - anti bacterial and parsley - full of Vitamins. Haven't tried it yet but probably wouldn't use the vegetable stock cube just salt and pepper and maybe two tins of tomatoes rather than one.
1 fat clove of garlic
a thick slice of ginger
1 red chilli
a splash of oil
1 x 400g carton or tin of chopped tomatoes
1 vegetable stock cube, dissolved in 200ml boiling water
juice of 1⁄2 a lemon or 2 teaspoons bottled lemon juice
a handful of parsley
Next this one in Susan Hills book 'Through the Kitchen Window'...blimey ....2 heads of garlic!
Although it says boiling the un-peeled cloves first makes it more friendly.
But this one below sounds much more appealing as well as easier
Cider and Rosemary Cure
Boil a large sprig of rosemary in some cider for 5 minutes. Strain into a glass and carry up to bed, get under the covers and drink. This cure is said to induce sweating which will kill the cold.
From the book 'From Mother to Daughter" by Vivienne Bolton.
Have to buy cider for wassailing on old twelfth night on the 17th so will get stocked up!
Thank you everyone for comments yesterday