TEA FOR COLDS & SORE THROAT

Herbs & Superfoods - - Herbs For Health & Wellbeing -

Thyme ( Thy­mus vul­garis) has po­tent an­timi­cro­bial prop­er­ties and is ex­cel­lent for colds and flu, and other res­pi­ra­tory tract in­fec­tions, such as ton­sil­li­tis. It also has an­ti­spas­modic prop­er­ties, so it helps to re­lieve cough­ing. • In­fuse 1 tea­spoon dried or 2 tea­spoons fresh leaves in boiled water and drink up to 3 cups a day.

Sage ( Salvia of­fic­i­nalis) also has an­timi­cro­bial prop­er­ties and can be used as you would thyme, for colds, sore throats and gum in­fec­tions. • In­fuse ½-2 tea­spoons of dried leaves in freshly boiled water and drink up to 3 cups a day.

Marsh­mal­low plant ( Althaea of­fic­i­nalis) can be used to soothe in­flamed mem­branes in the mouth and throat. It is an­tibac­te­rial and an­ti­tus­sive, so it’s use­ful for sore throats and dry coughs. While both the leaves and the roots con­tain mu­cilagi­nous prop­er­ties, the roots con­tain more of these prop­er­ties. • In­fuse 1-2 tea­spoons dried marsh­mal­low root in cold (not hot) water and steep for 8 hours to re­lease the mu­cilage. Drink 3 cups a day.

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