Respiratory problems are pretty common, especially during winter. And while almost all people treat these problems with store-bought medicines that have a lot of side effects, there are some people that turn to nature.
Natural medicines are great because they can help us without any side effects, and they can be as effective as those with bad chemicals that you can buy in the store.
For instance, cough syrups are great with treating the cold, but they can cause following symptoms:
- Troubles with breathing
Corticosteroids, on the other hand, can cause respiratory problems such as bronchitis or asthma. They can weaken our immunity and you can even develop a fungal infection when using them.
With this recipe, you don’t have to worry about those issues. Mullein is the main ingredient of this tea, and this herb is great with problems such lung weakness, chest colds, and respiratory constriction.
It can effectively treat problems with lung, it relieves congestion and fights bacteria and viruses. Mullein has also emollient properties, which means it will soothe your throat and decrease the pain due to coughing.
Recipe for Mullein Tea
You will need:
- 2 teaspoons of mullein leaves
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- 1 teaspoon of dried spearmint (optional)
- 1 to 2 teaspoons of honey (optional)
Boil the water and put the mullein leaves in it (they have to be submerged, so use a tea ball or a strainer). After that add spearmint in the water using another tea ball. Leave it to steep for 15 minutes, then add honey to taste.
You will be able to fight respiratory infections with this sea, and also alleviate their symptoms.