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years ago, Prevention magazine ran a recipe for a garlic and chile broth that was formulated to help beat back a cold.
It wasn't tasty, but it was soothing, and I'm pretty sure killed everything it touched.
I couldn't find the Prevention version, but found this, which is pretty similar:
I figure it makes your breath so bad nobody wants to be around you, so you're not breathing contaminated air!
I remember my nose running like a faucet after sipping a mug of this stuff.
Hope you're feeling better.