Thyme Tea – An Effective Treatment For Coughs!

I love my little pots of herbs growing in the garden. Using fresh herbs in cooking tastes so much yummy than the dried version. Thyme is a popular herb to use in chicken dishes, but these little leaves are VERY helpful when trying to calm an annoying cough.

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What ever is causing your cough whether it be a simple cold or flu, or to the other extreme with whooping cough, bronchitis or pneumonia, this simple tea is extremely soothing and effective.

Most over the counter cough medications are quite ineffective, and in Australia they have been banned for use with children. With natural anti-bacterial properties, Thyme tea is also beneficial for indigestion, sore throats and gingivitis.

Thyme tea is easy to make…..

Place 1 tablespoon fresh Thyme leaves in a teapot or tea strainer. Add a mug full of boiling water. Allow to steep for at least 5 minutes, but not more than 10.

Thyme is quite a pungent herb, and the addition of a little honey and squeeze of lemon will add more healthy benefits whilst making a flavoursome drink.

Thyme tea can also be used as a gargle if preferred, but sipping the tea will provide the most health benefits.

Have you ever tried Thyme tea?

What is your favourite herbal tea?

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