"Thyme Tincture, used to clear respiratory congestion and sore throats. Pour apple cider vinegar over the thyme and leave in a dark place for two weeks. Use 10-20 drops in a glass of water, up to 3 times a day, especially before bed."
Homemade Congestion Clearing Remedy : 1/4 cup water + 1/4 cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar + 1 tablespoon honey + 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper + 1 wedge lemon. Bring water to a boil; combine hot water and vinegar in a small glass or mug; add honey and pepper, stir well. Top off with a squeeze of lemon. Take a deep breath of the mixture, and start drinking. http://newskillsforsurvival.blogspot.com/2013/01/homemade-congestion-clearing-remedy.html
Elderberry Elixer: Elderberry is the number one herb to reach for to both prevent the flu from entering your house and treating it if you do get it. Containing high amounts of vitamins A and C, it’s good to have around in your wintertime arsenal of healing herbal remedies.
How to make a tincture! Dry herbs lose their potency within a year. Fresh herbs rot soon after harvest. Tinctures preserve and extract the medicinal properties of an herb in an alcoholic extract. Tinctures may last more than a hundred years.