Have you ever noticed how illness seems rampant in the fall season? This time of the year can be a tough transition for our bodies. One of the most common ailments that people suffer from each fall are respiratory ailments. It can be hard to maintain optimal health with all the little ones going back to school along with our indoor time increasing exponentially; but we have a little recipe that can offer support. This Lung Support tea recipe is helpful for dryness and irritation that can occur when those central air heating vents kick on. Read: dryness.
Mullein and marshmallow work to protect the integrity of your lung tissue by keeping your mucus membranes moist (don’t forget that your mucus membranes are where your antibodies hang out!). Ginger, peppermint, & thyme offer aromatic antibacterial support–with ginger and Thyme being warming, Peppermint cooling. Licorice root adds antiviral benefits while also supporting respiratory health.
RESPIRATORY SUPPORT TEA BLEND
- 1 part mullein leaf
- 1 part ginger root
- ½ part marshmallow root
- ½ part peppermint leaf
- ½ part thyme
- ½ part licorice root
This tea is best used for lung support for Fallt to help keep your breathing channels clear.
Step 1 Heaping Tbsp. for every 8 oz of hot water for 10-20 minutes. Feel free to sweeten! Drink 2-3 cups/day.
**Add 1 part echinacea root and ½ part elecampane if you are experiencing wet, boggy congestion in the respiratory tract. See our Recent Blog (The Energetics of Fall) for more ideas!