'Ribwort is good for coughs. I usually chew two leaves.'
Chelsea, London, UK, 2001
'My grandmother used to make her own cough medicine by placing a Spanish onion with the root end cut off on two tablespoons of Demerara sugar in a saucer. She then left it in her larder for a week and collected the resulting syrup, which was administered to anyone with a cough up to four times a day.'
West Wickham, Kent, 2003
'For years I have made an infusion of fresh sweet cicely (Myrrhis odorata) tea for my family's coughs.'
Suffolk, UK, 2003