As colds and flus are going around, I wanted to share with you one of my teacher's favorite remedies when sick: thyme tea.
You can use fresh thyme and infuse it in hot water for 15-20 minutes and then drink.
You can also add a drop or two of thyme essential oil to warm water (stir and let sit for a moment) and then drink. This can be more potent, so just go slowly and make sure the oil is a high quality one. If you have thyme essential oil, you can also place this in a diffuser to help keep the air clean.
In Chinese medicine, thyme is considered a warming herb, and can help clear common colds and flus, as well as help promote circulation and clear phlegm. For those following the Medical Medium, he also speaks often of the antiviral properties of thyme, which parallels the Materia Medica's understanding of this herb.