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The following recipe should help to arrest coughing and improve breathing. It is especially helpful during cold and flu infections. Several of the herbs have a numbing effect that is soothing to lung and throat pain. For especially bad lung irritation, this tea may be used in conjunction with mullein, but this should rarely be necessary.
Readers should not underestimate the effectiveness of this herbal formulation. This remedy has a therapeutic effect overall, while the chemicals in commercial cough syrups impair the immune system.
- 1 green tea bag *
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Juice of half a lemon
* Green tea is preferred, but regular tea can be used as an inferior substitute.
Prepare this remedy by placing the tea bag and herbs into a coffee mug with boiling water. Let them seep for three minutes, then strain before adding the honey and lemon.