My Grammie used to so this: Old-Fashioned Mustar Plaster "A mustard plaster will bring nearly immediate relief and warmth to a respiratory system plagued by long lingering coughs, congestion, bronchitis or cold damp pneumonia. It works mainly by increasing circulation and introducing deep heat to congested lungs, thus stimulating the loosening and expectoration of mucus."
Rabbit Tobacco / Sweet Everlasting / Cherokee Tobacco. Contains no nicotine & doesn't have to be smoked. Many Medicinal Uses: Migraine, Sinus Trouble, Cough, Asthma, Flu & many more. Some Native Americans believed the smoke held a spiritual or mystic power
Ingredients 1 c. honey 1 c. lemon juice 5-7 radishes 1 sm. red onion 6 garlic cloves (If my cloves are super-small, I use a couple more.) Dump everything into the blender and blend until smooth. Strain. Refrigerate between uses, for up to a week or so.
Cough-Control Tea 1. Pour hot water over 2 teaspoons organic lemon rinds, 1 teaspoon sage, and 1/2 teaspoon thyme. (Dried or fresh herbs can be used.) 2. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. 3. Strain tea, then add juice of 1/2 lemon and 1 tablespoon honey. 4. Drink two to three cups daily for cough relief.
Gnaphalium obtusifolium (rabbit tobacco) "...remedy for sore throats, pneumonia, colds, fevers, upset stomach, abdominal cramps, asthma, flu, coughs, rheumatism, leukorrhea, bowel disorders, mouth ulcers, hemorrhage, tumors, and say that it has been used as a mild nerve sedative, a diuretic, and an antispasmodic; it can be smoked as a tobacco substitute."