This is a wonderful tea for helping with colds, allergies, and sinus congestions. Elder Flower has been used to reduce a fever by increasing blood circulation and promoting perspiration. It is used for detoxifying the body at the cellular level. It works as an expectorant to relieve mucus and reduce inflammation. It is beneficial in the treatment of colds, flu, tonsillitis, laryngitis, rheumatic fever, and hay fever. Peppermint Leaf increases oxygen in the blood and strengthens the entire body. The menthol in Peppermint is said to be the major element responsible for its medicinal value. Eucalyptus has potent anti-septic properties, it is used to treat respiratory ailments. It helps relieve the symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, croup, and chest congestion. Cloves have anti-biotic properties considered by some to be one of the most powerful germicidal agents in the herb kingdom. The beneficial part of the Osha plant is the root, which has long been used and considered sacred by Native Americans for cold, cough, and other respiratory ailments. The root contains oils, including camphor, saponins, ferulic acid, terpenes, and phytosterols. Because of these, Osha root is, arguably, the best American herb for lung and throat problems. Cinnamon has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Clear Congestion - Caffeine free
- Ingredients: Elder Flower, Peppermint Leaf, Eucalyptus, Cloves, Whole, Chinese Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamon Chips, Cinnamon Powder, Clove Powder, and Osha Root. HERBAL DECOCTION: Place 1 ¼ cup of water in pan with 1 ½ tsp. roots, heat slowly and simmer covered for 10-15 minutes. The longer you simmer the herbs, the stronger the tea will be. Strain into a cup and serve.