As human beings, respiratory issues affect all of us frequently and, sometimes, quite intensely. Whether it’s a common cold, asthma, an allergic reaction or just a runny nose, we have all experienced the stuffy, uncomfortable feeling of having a respiratory problem.
As a result, many of us end up taking pharmaceutical medicines to relieve the unpleasant symptoms that accompany respiratory problems. However, these medications often come with unpleasant side effects of their own and can even end up making you suceptible to more sicknesses! Thankfully,
You no longer have to take these medications, as I have discovered a lung cleansing tea that is made up of all natural ingredients and doesn’t cause any unpleasant side effects.
Drug stores have entire sections devoted to cough, cold, and allergy medications. These synthetic concoctions may temporarily relieve symptoms but they never cure the underlying cause.
In addition, many come with adverse side effects, such as:
– Allergic reaction
– Shortness of breath
In the case of chronic respiratory conditions like asthma or bronchitis, doctors often prescribe corticosteroids, which are taken through an inhaler.
These medications are needed for some patients, but research has found that they raise the risk of fungal infections and weaken the immune system. Due to all this, it is best to avoid these medications in order to prevent further complications.
Fortunately, there is a completely natural tea which can treat the issue and cause no harm to your health.
Mullein is a common weed that is found all across the world. It has been used medicinally for hundreds of years and is said to be able to cure many common respiratory ailments such as lung weakness, respiratory constriction and chest colds.
Mullein’s main respiratory health benefits stem from the fact that it contains saponins, which are organic compounds that act as natural expectorants. This means that it helps the body remove excess mucus from the lungs. This not only helps relieve some congestion and other symptoms, but if the respiratory disease is viral or bacterial then it will also help you get better quicker. This is because the viruses and bacteria causing the illness are trapped in the mucus and leave the body along with it.
Mullein also has effective emollient properties, meaning it can help sooth the throat and reduce pain that is caused by frequent coughing. This means that it is great for treating symptoms of all respiratory conditions, including chronic ones such as asthma and bronchitis.
Now that you know about how mullein can act as a natural home remedy for respiratory conditions, here is how you can get all of its benefits in the form of a tea. Drinking it in a tea can provide even more expectorant benefits as warm liquid helps loosen up phlegm more than cold or room temperature liquids.
This how to prepare this herbal tea:
- 2 teaspoons of mullein leaves
- 1 ? cups of water
- 1-2 teaspoons of honey (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of dried spearmint (optional)
Boil water. Place mullein leaves in a strainer or tea ball and steep in boiling water. (You may also place the leaves directly in the pot with the water and strain after steeping.) If using spearmint, steep the leaves separately from the mullein and combine the two teas just before drinking. Steep mullein in a covered teapot or saucepan for 15 minutes. Add honey to taste and drink hot.
This tea can work great for getting rid of colds and other respiratory infections, and it can also sooth pain and congestion caused by chronic respiratory conditions. Let us know how this respiratory home remedy worked out for you in the comment section.