Something is going on here. I get only distorted signs of life from my friends because half of them is staing at home and having a bad cold. Because this winter is so far very mild all kind of diseases seemed to be on their way trough the towns. Unfortunately i hadet my share of the lot too and now i updated my knowledge of good old household medicine by telephoning my friends. Yes, i phoned them because telling the whole facebook-world how often i have to sneeze is nothing i would prefere. And this is what i found out after a long telephone conference with other flu victims. Camomile tea is so well known, it´s not a secret weapon against a cold any more just like fennel tea.
With camomile blossoms you can make "wonderfull" steam bathes. simply bail water and get it in a bowl, then head over the steam and cover it with a towel. Five minutes (no cheating) and it should free congested noses. Also very popular with my friends is honey. Whether with lemon juice or on rusk, when you are ill you can´t do something wrong with honey.