Woke up this morning, still drunk. Had a shower, and considered but didn't do the ol' technicolor yawn. Went back to bed to sleep it off more.
robey: crap medicine
echin acea is crap and is for soft-minded idiots who also tend to believe in crystals and the wonders of "natural" supplements. Cyanide is "natural" as is tetrodotoxin. Echinacea, like most of the staple homeopath rubbish, doesn't work. What works is stuff with symptom suppressors, like Codral Cold and Flu Day/Night. These wonderous little babies have pseudo-ephedrine in them, which is like speed but legal. I had the flu two weeks ago, and with the blue pills I was able to work, present a talk at LCA, fly to Melbourne and back, with some pain go for a short bush walk with Matthew Wilcox in the Blue Mountains, host a BBQ for 30, and finally spread the flu to at least three others (my brother's fiancee, Skud, and my flatmate's girlfriend). With the red pills I was able to sleep all through the night and I only used about 3/4 of a box of tissues for the entire two weeks.
Don't waste time with medically unproven crap, go for decent, medically tested suppressors. If you must take ze 'erbal remedies, I suggest scotch on ice with a dash of lemon juice.