Cold and Cough Care Tea

Cold and Cough Care Tea

Make this simple cold and cough care tea to nourish your lungs and support seasonal wellness.

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As the season changes and fall pulls us deeper inward the metal element which rules the Lungs and Large Intestine is highlighted. Lungs are know in Chinese medicine as the tender organ as they are easily effected by change and being one of the most responsive organs they react to the environment and are responsible for dispersing those reactions through the body. Lungs are especially susceptible to  colds and coughs as the temperatures change and our bodies adjust. Make this simple tea with herbs to soothe and nourish the lungs.

Soothing tea for cough and colds

  • 2 parts fresh or dried myelin and yarrow flowers
  • 1 part anise seed
  • Pour boiled spring water over herbs cover and steep for 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve with raw honey and lemon or fall elderberry syrup
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Mullein

Wonderful herb medicinally used to treat coughs and colds as well as disorders of the lungs. Helps to loosen congestion and relax muscles of the chest as well as soothing for the mucous membranes of the lung. Supports opening of the airway and free deep breathing.

  • Demulcent
  • Expectorant
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Relaxing

Yarrow

Useful in the treatment of flu and cold as well as fever and congestion in the glands. Anti-inflammatory action makes it wonderful for swelling in general. Increases sweat when used as a hot tea or bath. The carminative and anti-spasmodic properties make this herb a go to for flu and respiratory infections. It’s helpful for digestion to support the whole loan large intestine complex.
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Peripheral vasodilation
  • Tonic
  • Styptic

Anise seed

Useful herb for all types of cough and lung remedies to support the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract and relax respiratory muscles.
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Carminative
  • Expectorant

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