This DIY all-natural tea has the capacity to help in the fight against cold and flu symptoms, as well as symptoms of respiratory issues.
Peppermint is often used in numerous different natural remedies because of its astonishing healing potential it has to offer. Good for the overall health, it seems that there is nothing peppermint cannot do for us!
Even though most coughs go away on their own within three weeks or so, we can help speed up the recovery process and ease the discomfort and pain.
A cough which is triggered by the flu or a cold could result in a dry or mucus cough. Therefore, make sure you consume warm peppermint tea to relieve the condition.
Why Is Peppermint Good against Respiratory Problems?
Thanks to its decongestant properties, peppermint tea is able to enhance the removal of mucus accumulated in the throat.
It has the ability to dissolve the phlegm and reduce the congestion responsible for the coughing.
You can also steam the peppermint vapour from a bath to ease your condition, in addition to drinking this tea.
DIY Peppermint Tea Recipe
You will need:
Fresh and organic mint leaves, 7 to 10 leaves
A cup of water
Boil the water and rinse the mint leaves in the meantime. Once the water boils, remove it from heat. Add the mint leaves and cover the content. Wait for 5 minutes before you strain the tea in your favourite mug.
For a sweeter taste, add a healthy sweetener such as organic honey. This is optional.
Peppermint Oil Steam Bath
You will need:
3 to 4 drops of peppermint essential oil
150 ml of hot water
In a pot of hot water, add the peppermint oil. Now, put the towel over your head and place the head above the water, at a distance. Inhale the vapour.