We have all been affected by some kind of respiratory issue at some point in our life. Whether it is asthma, a cold, some kind of allergic reaction, or just a runny nose, all of these conditions cause great discomfort and unpleasant feelings.
Therefore, many of us take various pharmaceuticals in order to alleviate the symptoms of these respiratory issues. Yet, these drugs often have severe side- effects which can make you even more prone to illnesses.
In the case of a common cold or other respiratory illnesses, it is recommended to use a cough syrup. Most of these syrups provide only instant results, and can lead to various adverse effects if used frequently, such as:
- Trouble breathing
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.
People have used mullein for centuries as an effective remedy in the case of respiratory ailments, like chest colds, lung weakness, and respiratory constriction. It is a common weed which grows in all parts of the world.
Its powerful health benefits are due to saponins: organic compounds which act as natural expectorants. Mullein removes excess mucus from the lungs, and it soothes congestion and other symptoms.
Moreover, in the case of a viral of bacterial infection, it will also accelerate the healing process since the bacteria and viruses get trapped in the mucus and are eliminate along with it.
Also, it has powerful emollient properties, so it soothes the throat and relieves the pain due to a frequent cough. Therefore, it is excellent in the case of various respiratory conditions, including chronic ones, like bronchitis and asthma.
Due to its effectiveness in the case of respiratory issues, the tea of mullein provides even more amazing results, as its warmness loosens up the phlegm more than cold drinks.
This how to prepare this herbal tea:
- 2 teaspoons of mullein leaves
- 1 ½ cups of water
- 1-2 teaspoons of honey (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of dried spearmint (optional)
Method of preparation:
You should boil the water, and with a strainer or a tea ball, submerge the leaves of mullein in it. Add spearmint in a separate strainer or tea ball. Let the tea steep for 15 minutes, and then add honey to enrich its taste.
This beneficial tea will help you treat all kinds of respiratory issues and colds, and it will also alleviate the pain and congestion due to chronic respiratory problems.