Almost every person in the world, at some point in his life has experienced some kind of respiratory problems, either cold, allergic reaction, asthma, or just a runny nose.
Most of the people that suffer from such problems, immediately reach for some medicines in order to treat them. The disadvantage of those medicines is that they are high in chemicals and can lead to severe adverse effects. On the other hand, there is one highly effective natural lung cleansing tea, which can be extremely useful in the case of some respiratory issues.
The symptoms of cold can be effectively treated by cough syrups, but they should always be taken in moderation, as otherwise they can cause some of the following symptoms:
– Troubles with breathing;
There are also patients who are often prescribed with corticosteroids in the case of chronic respiratory conditions, such as asthma or bronchitis. Yet, some studies have shown that corticosteroids weaken the immunity and also raise the risk of developing a fungal infection.
Mullein is one common weed, which is found all over the planet and it has potent medical properties, which have been used for centuries for treating some respiratory problems, such as chest colds, lung weakness, respiratory constriction.
Despite the numerous other health benefits that it has, mullein is high in saponins – organic compounds which act as natural expectorants.
Mullein effectively eliminates excess mucus from our lungs and it also relieves congestion and some other symptoms, and fights bacteria and viruses, as they are the main culprits for the disease and they trap in the mucus.
Mullein also has some strong emollient properties, which can soothe the throat and alleviate the pain because of coughing. From all this, we can conclude that mullein is a perfect natural remedy for all kinds of respiratory conditions, even the chronic ones such as asthma and bronchitis.
Here we are going to show you how to use all the benefits of mullein in the form of a tea. The warm liquid will also loosen up the phlegm.
– Recipe for mullein tea
– 2 teaspoons of mullein leaves;
– 1 1/2 cups of water;
– 1 teaspoon of dried spearmint (optional);
– 1 to 2 teaspoons of honey (optional).
First you should boil the water and submerge the mullein leaves in the water with a tea ball or a strainer. In a separate tea ball or strainer as well, you can add spearmint. Then allow it to step for 15 minutes and add honey to taste.
This is a natural tea which will help you in treating the cold, as well as some other respiratory infections, and also alleviate the symptoms of them, such as pain and congestion.