Angelica – This herb is a useful expectorant for coughs, bronchitis and pleurisy, especially when they are accompanied by fever, colds or influenza. The leaf can be used as a compress in inflammations of the chest. To make tea, place 6-12 Tbsp of herbs in 1-2 liters of water, simmer 30-40 minutes, and steep, covered, 30 minutes to 4 hours. Drink 1-2 cups per day.
Cumin - Hot cumin water is excellent for colds and fevers and is made by boiling a teaspoon of roasted seeds in 3 cups of water. Honey can be added to soothe a sore throat.