Philip buys the highest quality herbs and doses all the tea bags personally. The tea is not cheap and nether are the herbs. But they are well worth the money. This tea is not meant for daily use. Use when needed and follow the directions on the bag. Squeeze some lemon juice and add a drop of honey to get maximum benefits. Very healthy!
Wild Cherry Bark is a large tree in the rose family (Roseaceae). It is native to eastern and central North America and has expanded its range to the southwestern United States. Wild cherry is considered a general restorative in the case of chronic illness such as bronchitis or during convalescence from illness. Wild cherry’s popular use is as a remedy for coughs and for opening the lower respiratory system. Its sedative action is helpful for easing the cough reflex and calming irritating coughs
Coltsfoot has been widely used for multiple indications, including the treatment of bronchitis, lung cancer, emphysema, inflammation, rheumatism, swelling and water retention, and tuberculosis. It was used in Chinese and Russian traditional medicine for centuries for coughs.
Echinacea A flowering plant native to North America, echinacea has dotted the American landscape in one form or another for hundreds of years. Initially prized by the Native American Sioux Indians as a remedy for snakebites, colic, and infections, it went on to become a wellness staple until the advent of antibiotics. Today, echinacea remains one of America’s most beloved and widely used herbs. Natural cold remedies, cough drops, and organic supplements all cite echinacea as a key ingredient.
Elecampane root is harvested in the autumn when the plant is two or three years old. The taste of the fresh or dried root is strong: it imparts a bitter, spicy and warming flavor all at once. Elecampane is most famous for its ability to strengthen and support the respiratory system. It is known as one of the best herbal expectorants for congested and stuck mucus in the chest, phlegm-y coughs, and for many respiratory infections, such as bronchitis. It can reach deep into the lungs and gets things moving again by clearing and releasing old infected mucus. Emotionally it is also used for grief and sadness that is stored in the lungs.
Peppermint has a wide variety of health and medicinal uses. It is used to help treat the common cold, to calm inflammations and to soothe digestive problems. The ancient Egyptians, one of the most medically-advanced ancient cultures, cultivated and used peppermint leaves for indigestion. The ancient Romans and Greeks also took peppermint to soothe their stomachs. The plant was used by Europeans in the 18th Century, especially in Western Europe, and gained popularity for stomach ailments and menstrual disorders. Many of Peppermint's health and medicinal uses have been verified by scientific trials.
Pleurisy root is very vital in the cases of pain, particularly in the chest and lungs. Many individuals see it as the chest pain remedy. The name suggests that it is solely for the sake of pleurisy, which is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs and the pleura which results in sharp pains in the chest whenever a person takes a breath as well as cough. This herbal root is the health benefit and alternative medicine to remedy these pains related with this condition. Roots of pleurisy were used by the Native Americans to treat viral infections. Today, some herbalists use this herb for treating cases of influenza and even swine flu.
Licorice root Hundreds of potentially healing substances have been identified in licorice as well, including compounds called flavonoids and various plant estrogens (phytoestrogens). The herb's key therapeutic compound, glycyrrhizin (which is 50 times sweeter than sugar) exerts numerous beneficial effects on the body, making licorice a valuable herb for treating a host of ailments. It seems to prevent the breakdown of adrenal hormones such as cortisol (the body's primary stress-fighting adrenal hormone), making these hormones more available to the body. It has a well-documented reputation for healing ulcers. It can lower stomach acid levels, relieve heartburn and indigestion and acts as a mild laxative. It can also be used for irritation, inflammation and spasm in the digestive tract. Through its beneficial action on the liver, it increases bile flow and lowers cholesterol levels.
Mullein has been used for thousands of years to treat respiratory conditions. It may be especially effective at relieving asthma, which causes your airway to swell and results in symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Animal and human research suggest that mullein tea works by reducing inflammation, thereby helping relax the muscles in your respiratory tract. The flowers and leaves of the plant are also used to treat other respiratory ailments, such as tuberculosis, bronchitis, tonsillitis, and pneumonia. However, no human research has studied whether mullein combats these conditions. Some test-tube studies suggest that mullein may possess powerful antiviral properties. For instance, one test-tube study analyzed several medicinal herbs and found that mullein extract was particularly effective against the influenza virus.
Philip recommends that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are on any medications.
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