My go-to drink when I feel a cold coming on is Cayenne tea. It can shorten the duration of a cold and Its also great to help move the healing process along much faster. If you’re not regularly using cayenne or your cayenne is extremely strong, you want to start out with a tiny amount; 1/8 tsp and work up to ¼ tsp.
Basically, you’re going to boil a cup of water, add 1/8-1/4 tsp. cayenne, 1 tsp. honey and fresh squeezed lemon juice (approx. 1 tbsp.) It’s that simple! Sip slowly and try to not let it cool too much. The goal is to sip it more hot than warm.