My sinusitus has now led to laryngitis. I was commiserating with my friend who is also sick and she told me about how her friend came over and made her these bulgarian home remedies. One was basically sweet mulled wine, the other was pear soup. She said she got drunk and sleepy but the next day she woke up and her voice had mostly returned.

This got me thinking about home remedies around le world, and since GTers come from all over I thought we could have some fun sharing ours and whether or not they work. So have at it! What would your grandparents do for common maladies? Don't be afraid to get bizarre or gross.

ETA: I just remembered this song from a tape I had as a kid! Anyone remember this?