Though winter is the favorite period of many because of all the snow, coziness, and skiing, the cold weather may cause health problems, especially in people with a weaker immunity. As a result, respiratory issues are not uncommon during this period; whether it is asthma, an allergy or a cold, there is definitely no one who enjoys sneezing all the time, coughing, and having clogged mucus in the throat and a runny nose.
In most cases, to alleviate the pain and discomfort, people reach for over-the-counter meds; unfortunately, these meds often have unwanted side effects and can even elevate one’s risk of further diseases. This being said, it is good to know that there are easy-to-make DIY remedies that can relieve the symptoms of respiratory health problems.
One such remedy is the lung detox tea that we will present in today’s article. It is made of all-natural ingredients and it has no side effects and it is good for everyone. Come on; let us check out the recipe together!
DIY Lung Detox Tea Recipe
You will need:
1 ½ cups of water
2 tsp of mullein leaves
A tsp of dried spearmint, optional
1 to 2 tsp of raw honey, optional
Preparation: First, boil the water and with a strainer, submerge the mullein leaves into the water. In a separate strainer, add the spearmint and leave it to steep for 15 minutes. Afterwards, add the sweetener, mix, and enjoy while warm.
For optimal relief, drink one to two cups per day.
The Health Benefits of Mullein
Mullein is a common weed has long been used as a potent natural cure for respiratory problems, including colds, weak lungs, and respiratory constriction. These respiratory advantages are a result of the saponins in mullein. These are organic compounds with expectorant properties. Thanks to its emollient characteristics, it is highly efficient in alleviating throat pain caused constant coughing. In addition to being good for relieving colds and other respiratory issues, mullein tea can help strengthen the immunity too.
Why You Need to Avoid Over-The-Counter Meds?
Even though most people rely on antibiotics when they suffer from an upper or lower respiratory tract infection, overuse of antibiotics can weaken the immunity and lead to antibiotic resistance.
Moreover, one of the most common remedies for respiratory infections, i.e. cough syrup, can provide immediate relief from the symptoms; however, it cannot treat the illness and when taken in excessive amounts, it may lead to unpleasant side effects. Some of them include drowsiness, itching, swelling, rashes, difficulty breathing, and nausea.