When you’ve got a bad cough, it feels like your own body is fighting against you & your throat dries out, your lungs spasm beyond your control, and it all makes a bad illness experience feel even worse. Before reaching for the over-the-counter stuff, consider a spoonful of honey. It did better in studies of children’s coughs than any of the expensive elixirs, and it very likely elicits fewer taste complaints. Even better? An Ayurvedic -style honey-lemon-ginger infusion drink, or our readers’ cold and cough remedies from their grandparents.