This blend is perfect for cold and flu season. It is made with decongestant, anti-viral herbs that help clear a congested head or chest. Peppermint, elder flower, and yarrow are a classic flu remedy that really works! Elder flower supports a healthy immune system and, along with yarrow, helps to regulate fever, aches, and chills. Peppermint and sage help cut through congestion and lemon balm and catnip help to soothe and relax. All together they make a great tasting tea that’s yummy and supportive whether you’re sick or not!
Suggested Use: Steep 1 Tbsp per cup of hot water for 20+ minutes, covered.
This is a blend of demulcent herbs to soothe the throat and lungs, and expectorants to clear the lungs of gunk. Elecampane is great for wet, mucousy bronchial infections and is used for bronchitis, asthma, chronic lung ailments, and even tuberculosis. Coltsfoot helps dilate the bronchioles and expel mucus. Pleurisy root is great for the lingering cough that just won’t go away. Marshmallow and licorice help to coat the mucous membranes and soothe sore throats and dry coughs. I added tulsi tincture for its expectorant and adaptogenic properties, plus sage and thyme tinctures to help dry and clear mucous.
Take 1-2 Tbsp, one to three times per day as needed.
Keep the syrup refrigerated!
Ingredients: elecampane, marshmallow and pleurisy roots, coltsfoot, mullein, tulsi (holy basil), thyme, sage, water, grain alcohol, raw RI honey
Yes, to be clear. To be open and moving and free. These are the qualities this tea brings in as our bodies awake from their winter stagnation. Nettles, dandelion and cleavers are all supporting our bodies to flush out the old and make way for the new. These spring weeds, plus alfalfa, make a mineral packed powerhouse of spring time energy. Holy basil (tied with nettles for first place as my favorite herb) is the great balancer in a group of plants known as adaptogens. Adaptogens support our bodies to adapt to stress of any kind (even the simple stress of a change of season). It also supports immune and respiratory function and sharpens memory. The sage helps clear out the sinuses and the licorice enhances the action of all the other herbs, plus adds its silky sweetness to balance all that green vitality. Yum.
Steep 1 Tbsp per cup of hot water for 20+ minutes, covered. The longer it is steeped, the more minerals are extracted. You can even let it steep overnight.