Teas for Respiratory Problems
Treat Colds, Flu and Allergies
Best choose good teas for respiratory problems, because nothing beats a hot cup of tea when you are in bed with a terrible cold.
Rest back against your pillows, get warm under your blankets and let the tea help you heal.
And a good herbal infusion can help with congestion, which is caused by hay fever or spring allergies.
Give your nose a break! Feel the comfort and soothing action of a cup of tea.
The Best Teas for Respiratory Problems
Herbal teas can help you cure a bad cold or bring relief to a bad case of allergies, but they may also build your defenses and prevent the disease itself. Let’s take a quick look at the best known teas for colds, flus and other respiratory problems.
Echinacea tea – this herbal infusion boosts the immune system. Build your defenses and prevent colds and flus.
Elderberry (and Elderflower) tea – great source of vitamin C, the perfect tea to fight cold symptoms.
Eucalyptus tea – focus on breathing. This tea will help you breathe better and calm your lungs.
Goldenseal tea – the right herbal tea to deal with infections in the mucous membranes, great for expelling phlegm and relieving congestion.
Horehound tea – this is the perfect cup of tea for a sore throat. If you can’t stop coughing take a cup of this tea to soothe your throat.
Lemon peel tea – the traditional tea to drink when you have a bad cold and a sore throat. With a spoonful of honey, this tea is comforting and healing.
Linden tea – this tea helps you sweat your fever away and sleep better while you heal.
Marshmallow tea – great disinfectant that focuses on your throat and larynx, but also going deeper and helping with bronchial health.
Nettle tea – this is a great tea if you suffer from spring allergies. It helps clear up congestion and helps to prevent hay fever.
Peppermint tea – the ideal herb to blend with your green tea and drinking when you are suffering from nasal and chest congestion.
Rooibos tea – often called red tea, this is actually an herbal infusion rich in components that help bring relief from spring allergies.
Rosehip tea – rich in vitamin C, this is the tea to drink when you have a bad cold.
Thyme tea – do you have this herb? If not, then buy it! It makes a great tea for colds, flu, congestion, clears away bronchial infections, so it is the perfect tea to drink when you are sick.
Having any of these herbal teas in your pantry increases your chances of fighting and preventing many respiratory problems and make your body stronger and able to tackle disease better.
Other Herbal Teas for Respiratory Problems
Many other teas can help you when you are in respiratory distress, try them out and create new blends and enjoy a world of tea benefits.
For allergies and sinus congestion: bayberry, eyebright,
fenugreek, feverfew, gingko, hyssop,
For throat infections and coughs:
fennel, hyssop, lavender,
red clover, slippery elm, wild cherry, yerba santa.
For bronchial and lung health: feverfew, gingko, hyssop, lungwort,
For colds and fevers:
ginger, lavender, plantain, yarrow.
For flu and pneumonia: calendula,
lemon balm, papaya,
St. John’s wort, strawberry, uva ursi.
Tea is a great way to help prevent and heal a great number of respiratory illnesses and here are some additional suggestions that may help you improve your health much faster as you drink you cup of tea.
The best recommendation anyone can give you is to prevent a cold and to prevent contagion to your family or friends when you do get sick, so make sure to wash your hands thoroughly when you or someone close to you has a cold.
A fever or a nasty cold can take its toll on your body. One of the symptoms you may start to experience is pain all over your body and suddenly feeling very cold. Drink a hot cup of tea to warm you up and then get into bed, you need to stay warm and get lots of rest.
Drink plenty of liquids when you are feverish. Sweating is the way your body has of naturally lowering your temperature, so it is easy to become dehydrated. Choose a tea that will help soothe your throat at the same time and clear your lungs as well.
Add honey to your tea. As a sweetener, it is much healthier than sugar: it will help to heal your throat and make it a lot easier for your children to drink a cup of tea if they are not used to it.
Stock up on great healing teas, because a cup of tea a day may just help prevent a cold or the flu and at the same time a single cup of tea may bring great comfort and relief when you feel miserable from so much sneezing and coughing.
Feel better soon with the right teas for respiratory problems!
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