Relaxes muscles, opens bronchial passages, and dispels congestion.
Ingredients: Coltsfoot. Mullein, Peppermint, Schisandra
Coltsfoot – Expectorant. “believed to be a cough remedy to relieve cases of bronchial catarrh, hoarseness and clogged breathing passages. (Herbal Tea Gardens by Marietta Marcin)
Mullein – Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antiviral, soothes bronchial passages, expectorant, gets lymph moving.
“This tea is considered beneficial for pulmonary disturbances – coughs, asthmas, bronchitis and hay fever.” (Herbal Tea Gardens by Marietta Marcin)
Peppermint – Cooling and muscle relaxing action on smooth muscles. A stimulating diaphoretic. Decongestant, helps to relieve surface congestion.
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, mild sedative, used with elderflower often for fevers and colds. (Herbal Remedies by Andrew Chevelier)
Schisandra – Adaptogen. Used in the treatment of respiratory infections such as chronic cough, shortness of breath, and wheezing (Herbal Remedies by Andrew Chevelier) Also added for flavor
Instructions: Steep herbs in a tea kettle or pot of hot water (approx. 1 liter or 32 oz) for 30-60 min then strain herbs. 2 Cups per Day for 1 week.
You want the water hot not boiling. These are delicate leaves not barks, so don’t boil or decoct for 30-60 min.
The best method for any herbal medicine is to have a consult and customized program with a certified herbalist. However that can be expensive or out of your price range. This recipe has been used for ages with herbalists and can give you a pre-made blend to start with and see how your body responds. If you want the name of a certified herbalist I work with I’m happy to make a referral.
Peppermint – not good for children under 5 (Herbal Remedies by Andrew Chevelier) Caution with people with gastroesophageal reflux or with hiatal hernia, may decrease esophageal sphincter pressure. Do not use with ulcers.
Schisandra – Do not take during pregnancy.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product does not intend to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or on any medications, please consult with a qualified health professional before beginning any new herbal products.