Herbal teas for cough prevention - Inc News
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Herbal teas for cough prevention

If herbal teas are used for medicinal purposes, sugar should not be added.

Fresh or dried quince leaves

You can drink two to 3 cups of herbal tea with dried quince leaves after boiling for 10 or 15 minutes, and fresh for 3 or 5 minutes. We do not add sugar if we drink for medicinal purposes.

Apple tea

Put the apple peel, lime and 2 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Then squeeze a cinnamon stick and half a lemon into the mixture. Drink the mixture before it has cooled down.

Rosehip tea

Boil the wild rose and a glass of water. Add ginger powder and serve hot.

Echinacea tea

The Echinacea plant is mainly recommended for the prevention of diseases such as colds, flu and influenza. You can drink up to 2 cups per day by brewing and adding 1 teaspoon of honey.

Quince, honey and linden

The herbal tea derived from this mixture is one of the most ideal combinations that can be made for a cough. Quince, honey and linden tea softens the throat and promotes healing. You can consume up to 2-3 cups per day.

Tea with thyme and honey

After two teaspoons of finely chopped fresh thyme are poured with boiling water, it is brewed under the lid for 5 minutes and filtered. It can be sweetened with honey.

Ginger, honey and cloves

A tablespoon of honey can be mixed with a teaspoon of ginger powder and a teaspoon of cloves to make a healing remedy. If desired, you can add lemon and drink one to 2 teaspoons of this mixture daily.

Tea with ginger and cinnamon

3 fresh ginger rings, 8 cinnamon sticks, 8 cloves, 1 lemon, 1.5 liters of water, 1 tablespoon of honey. Bring the rest of the ingredients, except for the honey, to a boil by dropping them into the water. Then you can add honey to this mixture and eat it.

Black pepper and honey

You can make a mouthwash by squeezing powdered black pepper fruit for a cough. Alternatively, you can soak ground black pepper in warm water and drink it with a teaspoon of honey. However, if you have digestive disorders such as reflux, gastritis, and ulcers, then you should consume this tea in a limited way. People who do not have health problems can take 2-3 teaspoons of this mixture.

Green tea and cardamom

You can use green tea as a mouthwash. You can consume green tea with cardamom 2-3 cups a day. But if you have problems with hypertension or tachycardia, do not give up 2 cups a day.

Tea with quince

You can drink after steeping a teaspoon of unbroken quince seeds for 5 or 10 minutes. Because herbal teas are generally moderately effective, drinking them 30 minutes before or 1-2 hours after a meal on an empty stomach enhances the benefits of the tea.

Ginger, black pepper, honey, lemon, cinnamon

By mixing 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon ginger powder, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and half a lemon, you can reduce the irritating effect of a cough by taking 2-3 teaspoons daily between meals on an empty stomach.

Licorice root, sawdust, ginger

Put one teaspoon of chopped licorice, 1 teaspoon of sawdust and 1 teaspoon of chopped ginger in a glass of boiling water. Let it brew for 3-5 minutes. You can consume 2 to 3 cups of this tea throughout the day.

Lime tea

You can drink 2 or 3 cups of linden tea. Do not add sugar to linden tea used for medicinal purposes.


Sage soothes the throat and relieves pain. Sage, consumed as an herbal tea, can also be used as a mouthwash.

Tips for herbal blends and herbal teas

Some herbal teas can be drunk after preparation, while the other part must be boiled to drink. These two methods are very different.

Plant parts such as wood, bark, root should be cooked by boiling, and the average time should be 30 minutes.

Parts of plants such as leaves and flowers must be infused and the infusion time should be around 5 or 20 minutes.

You can not brew tea from each plant. Its components must be resistant to hot water.

If herbal teas are used for medicinal purposes, sugar should not be added. Sugar can react with the active ingredients in tea. Honey should be added at temperatures below 40 degrees.

Herbal teas should be taken on an empty stomach to be effective. Try to take them 30 minutes before meals and 1-2 hours after.

When brewing tea, use fresh water. Otherwise, as the mineral content of the water changes, the quality of the tea deteriorates.

Use cups with lids for teas with effervescent ingredients. When parts of the plant are crushed to make tea, they can open when exposed to oxygen and undergo changes. Store them in closed containers.

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