As far as remedies go, Jada’s was eccentric.
When the cold his, Jada started immediately with a litre of water. Once she finished that – it had to be done within fifteen minutes – she would start boiling a cup of milk. She did nothing with the boiled milk, other than inhale the fumes. She sometimes held a towel over her head, over the pot, and smelled, but didn’t find this helped much.
After the boiled milk, Jada ate a single slice of bread – untoasted – then a teaspoon of honey.
As the final help, Jada drank another five hundred millilitres of water, with a tablespoon of turmeric stirred in.
There was no scientific basis for the cure, but Jada swore by it, and she was never sick for more than three days.