Honey and Lemon!
Simply squeeze the juice of a lemon into a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add equal parts honey. Stir well. Take by the tablespoon for relief.
For a cough, simply mix 2 tablespoons of this with 2 tablespoons whiskey and add boiling water for a hot toddy. Calms a cough and soothes the throat. [2-tablespoons mixture, 2 tablespoons whisley and a cup of boiling water].
I never buy over the counter medications for either problem.