Seems like I'm reading more and more posts from folks who are suffering from the January crud that is going around. Besides sympathy, I thought I'd offer you a couple of remedies I discovered while doing the research for Beyond All Price, the story of a Civil War nurse. They are designed to give you a laugh, not a cure.
DO NOT TRY THESE AT HOME!
Fodder tea, of course, is made from hay from the barn. Yummy!
Paragoric is a camphorated tincture of opium.
Antimonial wine contains tartar, and was used by the Romans to allow binge eating and purging.
"Bone-set" is a common medicinal herb, probably OK unless you get it mixed up with its poisonous cousin.
Blue mass was a pill or powder containing mercury.
Hey! Be grateful you have some 21st-century over-the-counter remedies!