I posted last nite about the creepy crud I have been fighting for over a week now. I complained to a co-worker about the fact that I can't sleep because of chest congestion (which let me to a 3:30 a.m visit to Walmart--why sleep when you can shop?). She told me that her husband will take a couple of slugs of blackberry brandy for a bad cough and swears it always helps.
I don't have any blackberry brandy and I don't plan on buying some any time soon. However, as many of my friends will tell you, I've got a lot of liquor for someone who doesn't drink. I felt heavy and congested before bed last night, so I pulled out a bottle of peach brandy and took a long hard pull. It burned all of the way down and was still burning fifteen minutes later.
I think it burned the little cilia to the point that they could not stimulate the coughing mechanism. Anyway, I slept like a baby. If you have a nagging cough, I highly recommend it.