I use this tea along w the lemon, herbs and honey concoction I talk about below to
sooth my cough, throat and chest.
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For natural, reliable cough relief, try a tea recipe recommended by Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., director of education at the University of Arizona's Program in Integrative Medicine.
It features thyme, which alleviates chest congestion and supports respiratory function, along with
throat-soothing honey, sage, and vitamin-C-rich lemon.
From Body+Soul, May 2008
I've made this several times now for myself and my children and it is a God send! Which should come as no surprise since Nature usually knows best. It works. It's good. It's soothing.
All Natural Cough-Control Tea
1. Pour 8 oz. hot water over 2 teaspoons organic lemon rinds, 1 teaspoon sage, and 1/2 teaspoon thyme. (Dried or fresh herbs can be used.)
2. Cover and steep for 15 minutes
3. Strain "tea", then add juice of 1/2 lemon and 1 tablespoon Organic honey.
4. Drink two to three cups daily for cough relief.
*** You can also add this mixture to a cup of your favorite bedtime tea or apple cider for kids.
Yes, I have made this for myself and my small children and not only does it work but they love it. I recently put this 'tea' in my 15 month old's sippy cup and her horrible croopy cough sounded better immediately!
I promise it works so much better than OTC cough medications and is much safer and better for you!
*** Most pediatricians DO NOT recommend feeding infants under 12 months of age honey. After 12 months of age you can introduce pasteurized honey or Organic honey to your child. Here is a good site for information on feeding your baby honey. Wholesome baby food