4. Scotland: Rum and Peppermint
Graeme Dunn, who grew up by the sea in Prestwick, Ayshire, says, “Hot Rum and Pep—rum and peppermint—are a seaman’s cure for colds. My grandfather was a Royal Marine and that’s what they were given on the ships.” Other Scottish cold cures include drinking nettle tea and going for a walk to get sea air.. “Not mountain air, not any kind of air. Has to be sea air. If I was congested, I’d be unblocked right away. Maybe it has something to do with the salt in the spray,” he suggests.