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This 3-ingredient tea clears your lungs of mucus, toxins and inflammation with every sip

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As human beings, respiratory issues affect all of us frequently and, sometimes, quite intensely. Whether it’s a common cold, asthma, an allergic reaction or just a runny nose, we have all experienced the stuffy, uncomfortable feeling of having a respiratory problem.

As a result, many of us end up taking pharmaceutical medicines to relieve the unpleasant symptoms that accompany respiratory problems. However, these medications often come with unpleasant side effects of their own and can even end up making you susceptible to more sicknesses!  I have discovered a lung cleansing tea that is made up of all-natural ingredients and doesn’t cause any unpleasant side effects. 

Why You Should Avoid Respiratory Medication

You can benefit from a lung cleansing tea but you should understand why respiratory medication isn’t always a good solution. Pharmaceutical medications for respiratory problems cover a wide range, but most of them come with unpleasant or, in some cases, harmful side effects.  While many individuals may require antibiotics for upper and lower respiratory tract infections, trying to minimize the need for antibiotic use by strengthening your immune system naturally may help lower your chances of antibiotic resistance. 

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For the common cold and other respiratory illnesses, cough syrup is often recommended. Although these can provide some instant relief of cold symptoms, it is by no means a cure and can cause a variety of side effects if not taken in moderation. These side effects include: 

  • Dizziness 
  • Drowsiness 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Trouble breathing

For chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma or bronchitis, patients are often prescribed corticosteroids, a medication which is usually taken through an inhaler. Although corticosteroids are necessary for some people, research has shown that they can weaken the immune system and increase the risk of developing a fungal infection.

This underlines the need for more alternative medicines for respiratory conditions that don’t cause such harmful side effects. 

Health Benefits of Mullein (Why You Should Drink Mullein Tea)

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Mullein is a common weed that is found all across the world. It has been used medicinally for hundreds of years and is said to be able to cure many common respiratory ailments such as lung weakness, respiratory constriction, and chest colds. 

Mullein’s main respiratory health benefits stem from the fact that it contains saponins, which are organic compounds that act as natural expectorants. This means that it helps the body remove excess mucus from the lungs. This may helps relieve some congestion and other common cold and cough symptoms.

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Mullein also has effective emollient properties, meaning it can help soothe the throat and reduce pain that is caused by frequent coughing. This means that it is great for helping with symptoms of several respiratory conditions, including chronic ones such as asthma and bronchitis. 

Lung Cleansing Tea

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Now that you know about how mullein can act as a natural home remedy for respiratory conditions, here is how you can get all of its benefits in the form of a tea. Drinking mullein tea can provide expectorant benefits as warm liquid helps loosen up phlegm more than cold or room temperature liquids. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of mullein leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of dried spearmint (optional)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of honey (optional)

Instructions:

  1.  Bring water to a boil.
  2.  Use a tea ball or a strainer to submerge the mullein leaves in the hot water.
  3.  Add spearmint in separate tea ball or strainer (optional).
  4.  Let steep for 15 minutes.
  5.  Add honey (optional).
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Mullein tea can be helpful for getting rid of colds and other respiratory infections along with other immune boosting herbs, and it can also soothe pain and congestion caused by chronic respiratory conditions. Let us know how this respiratory home remedy worked out for you in the comment section. 

Here are a few more home remedies for the next time you have a cold or flu:

DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and is for information only. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions about your medical condition and/or current medication. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here.

Sources:

http://www.organicauthority.com/health/mullein-herbal-tea.html

http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-55630/cough-syrup-dm-oral/details#side-effects

http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/infections/immune-system.html

Image Sources:

http://commonsensehome.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/mullein-04.jpg

 

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