25 March, 2015
Wellness TeaPosted in : food, funny, humor, natural, remedies, sick, tea, Uncategorized on by : Jeanette Schramm
I drink a lot of tea.
When I’m sick, I drink enough tea in one day to fill a bathtub.
That’s a standard-size mug (R2D2) compared to my mug (astronomy geek).
While homeopathic remedies have come under a lot of scrutiny, not all natural remedies are complete quackery. Serious illness should *always* be treated by a certified doctor and whatever they prescribe to you. They know what they’re doing.
For lesser illnesses, though, like the common cold, natural remedies can help ease some of the symptoms. Some of the ones I swear by happen to be teas for treating symptoms of the common cold.
I should clarify that natural remedies do not kill or prevent any illness, but they can be used to treat symptoms, making the ailment more bearable. It’s like how Ibuprofen doesn’t cure a sprained ankle, but it sure makes it feel better.
Now that I have those important disclaimers out of the way, let’s talk tea.
Yogi is one of my favorite brands of medicinal tea. It’s a little more pricey than your average tea, but it is worth it, in my opinion. The ingredients are good quality and it doesn’t taste too bad, either.
Throat Comfort and Breathe Deep are my power duo when it comes to feeling better (paired with a lot of honey, of course. What’s so special about these ingredients? Let’s look down the list of ingredients for the two teas, starting with Throat Comfort, and see what’s inside and how it helps:
- Wild Cherry Bark — Reduces swelling; dries tissues
- Licorice Root — Reduces swelling; reduces cough; thins mucus secretions
- Fennel Seed — Helps upper respiratory tract issues (such as coughs)
- Cinnamon Bark — Astringent
- Orange Peel — Used to treat a wide variety of vascular and gastrointestinal issues
- Slippery Elm Bark — Soothes sore throats
- Cardamom Seed — Used to treat the common cold and other upper respiratory issues
- Ginger Root — Often used to treat nausea; effective for treating coughs
- Mullein Leaf — Fights upper respiratory infections
- Clove Bud — Expectorant
- Black Pepper — Can be used to treat bronchitis
- Eucalyptus Leaf — Loosens cough; aids in treating upper respiratory tract infections
- Thyme Leaf — Soothes cough and sore throats
- Tulsi Leaf — Used to treat respiratory issues, such as cold and flu
- Elecampane Root — Eases coughs; expectorant
- Honey — Reduces cough; antiseptic