This is what I always drink when I have a cold. I think it's the best remedy.
About 1 heaping generous teaspoon chopped ginger
1 teaspoon lemon juice (or to taste)
1 teaspoon honey (or to taste)
1 cup boiling water
Makes one cup of tea.
Put the chopped ginger in your mug, and add the water. Stir in the lemon juice and honey. Thats all there is to it.
It's the best. It's great for sore throats and everything else.
I'm posting this now because I have a cold and have been drinking massive amounts of this lately.