Two weeks ago, I had the flu. Even though I feel much better now, I still have this nagging cough that won't go away. It keeps me up at night and is very annoying, not only to me, but I am sure other people are tired of hearing me cough as well.

My aunt, who is a Southern woman, told me to eat black licorice and it would make my cough go away. I think black licorice tastes horrible; but at this point, I am willing to try anything. Well, guess what?! It doesn't work! What a waste of money.

I love my aunt, but I won't be taking any more medical advice from her.

Do your family members give you medical advice? Do you know of any nontraditional remedies that actually work?