1. I remember drinking grated Chinese radish (daikon) mixed with honey when I had cold as a child, in Korea tucking tissue rolled and dipped in grated radish water into one’s nostril is also believed to help with stuffed nose.
2. Cloves, licorice, ginseng, turmeric, milkvetch are often seen in Chinese herbal stores.
3. The Doctrine of Signatures consider plants and plant parts that resemble certain organs to be beneficial for those organs.