During wintertime most of us catch a cold and in one way or another we experience some respiratory issue which can be a reaction of an allergic reaction, asthma, or some other health issue.
The first common thing that we all do is reaching for the over-the-counter medicine which at some point will help us with this issue, but it can cause real damage as they are packed with harmful chemicals. There is no need for such thing as there is a natural alternative for this solution and that is the consumption of an all-natural lung cleansing tea. This is very effective when respiratory issues are concerned.
If you have frequently used the conventional cough syrups be aware of the symptoms that they can cause:
In the case of chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma or bronchitis the most common used medicine is the corticosteroids. Although they may treat the symptoms of these diseases they are weakening the body’s immunity and increase the risk of developing a fungal infection.
Therefore, we advise you to start using some of the natural alternatives and not immediately turning to the use of the pharmaceutical medicines. Such great natural option is the use of Mullen.
This plant is a common weed with powerful medicinal features as a result of which it has been used for ages in the treatment of respiratory issues, including lung weakness, chest colds, and respiratory constriction.
Mullein is rich in saponins, organic compounds that act as natural expectorants. Thanks to all its magnificent properties this weed can help you in effective removal of the excess mucus from the lungs and thus alleviate congestion and other symptoms. Plus, it successfully fights off bacteria and viruses which are the main culprits for the occurrence of a respiratory condition as they are being trapped in the mucus.
In addition to this, this plant shows potent emollient properties, which soothe the throat and relieve the pain as a result of the coughing.
Mullein is the ideal natural solution for all respiratory problems, including the chronic ones such as asthma and bronchitis.
You can obtain all these amazing properties of mullein if you drink it as tea. Thanks to the consumption of the warm liquid the phlegm will be loosened and thus easily expelled. Here is the recipe for this natural remedy:
Mullein Tea Recipe
2 teaspoons of mullein leaves
One and a half cups of water
1 teaspoon of dried spearmint (optional use)
1 to 2 teaspoons of honey (optional use)
In boiling water submerge the mullein leaves by using a tea ball or a strainer. If you opt for the use of spearmint in a separate tea ball or strainer include it as well. Steep the solution for 15 minutes and after that add honey to your own taste.
Drink this tea and relieve the symptoms of cold and other respiratory infections such as pain and congestion.