Soothing Sage, Thyme and Lemon Tea for Cough and Cold

Cough, fever, nasal congestion and all the other symptoms of a virosis or cold can be effectively treated with this mixed tea. It contains a mixture of some of the most powerful plants with antibacterial, antiseptic and energizing properties and it can immediately help you recover.

Soothing Sage, Thyme and Lemon Tea for Cough and Cold

Cough Tea – Recipe

Ingredients

– ½ teaspoon of dried sage

– The juice from ½ lemon

– ½ teaspoon of dried thyme

– 1 ½ cup of boiling water

– ¼ teaspoon of lemon peel

– Honey

Preparation

Mix the hot water with the herbs and lemon peel and let it infuse under the lid for 5 – 15 minutes. strain it and, at the end, add the lemon juice and the honey. Drink it while it’s still warm. To eliminate the pesticides from the lemon peel, wash the lemon with apple cider vinegar and/or a little bit of baking soda.

Effects

Numerous herbs that we use as condiments for our dishes can help treat and prevent colds and flu, due to their antibacterial, antiseptic, decongestant and stimulating properties.

This recipe is part of the folk medicine, being used since the ancient times to treat sore throat, cough, runny nose and itchy eyes.

Sage is well-known as a diaphoretic plant that stimulates the sweating and the circulation of the fluids in the body and help with the elimination of the toxins. Sage can also treat colds, flu and bronchial diseases.

Thyme is a plant that it’s always great to have in the house, especially during the cold season. It’s renowned for being a powerful expectorant that makes the cough more productive and helps eliminate the excess mucus from the nose, chest and lungs. Thyme contains thymol, an active compound that has antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antioxidant and antitussive properties. Thyme tea is considered an efficient remedy for cough associated with bronchitis or respiratory infections. Besides the thyme tea, you can also inhale tyme essential oil or dried thyme mixed with water.

By adding honey and lemon, you will increase the plant’s efficiency, free the respiratory system and boost the immune system.

Contraindications

Those who suffer from diabetes or take anticonvulsants and sedatives musn’t consume products containing sage because they can experience unwanted interactions. In what regards the tyme, the persons who suffer from heart diseases, ulcer or other gastro-intestinal diseases should not consume thyme. Those who are allergic to rosemary, hyssop or celery can also be allergic to thyme. Too much thyme can cause heartburn, digestive disorders, headaches or nausea. In some individuals, this herb can slow down the heart rate and accelerate breathing.

Pregnant and nursing women should avoid using sage and thyme, because there aren’t enough studies to prove their safety in these cases.

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