We’re Spilling the Tea … on Tea!
After months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing we want to think about is cold and flu season, but fall is right around the corner…and we know what that means: cooler weather, pumpkin spice, changing leaves and…influenza.
Because cold and flu season will be here before you know it, now is the time to start stocking up on the items you need to boost your immune system and your overall health, including herbal teas.
Keep reading to learn about how herbal tea remedies can help you make it through the upcoming flu season.
That’s right. We’re spilling the tea…on tea!
Tea for Cough
One of the most painful and frustrating symptoms associated with the common cold and flu is coughing. While you can take cough medicine and other over-the-counter products, herbal tea is a tastier, all-natural option.
Peppermint tea, which contains menthol, has an anesthetic effect, which can help to relieve coughing. Peppermint has also been shown to have significant antiviral and antimicrobial activities.
Another good tea for a sore throat is ginger tea. Ginger tea is soothing and offers anti-inflammatory properties. As an added benefit, ginger tea can even relieve nausea, a common side effect of the common cold.
Tea for Sleep
When you’re sick, it’s hard to get a good night’s sleep. Coughing, sneezing, and other symptoms can keep you up at night. Not getting enough sleep when you’re sick impairs your body’s ability to heal, which means you may be sick for longer.
If you’re finding it hard to sleep at night when sick—or even when you aren’t!—one of the best teas to drink is chamomile. Dried chamomile flowers have been used for centuries to help people get restful sleep. The flavonoids in the plant are known to have a mild tranquilizing effect.
Other teas that can help you get some quality shuteye include:
- Lemon balm
- Valerian root
When you’re able to get the sleep you need, especially when sick, you’ll heal faster and feel better sooner.
Tea for Energy
Another common side effect of being sick is a lack of energy and lethargy. There are many types of tea that you can drink in order to soothe your throat and cough while also giving your body the energy boost it needs.
One of the most popular teas for energy is yerba mate tea. Yerba mate leaves are rich in tannins, which creates a slightly bitter, earthy flavor. The leaves also contain 78 milligrams of caffeine in a single cup, which is comparable to a cup of coffee.
Green tea is another great energy-boosting tea to drink when you’re sick if you’re looking for an energy boost. This type of tea also contains caffeine. What’s even better is that green tea offers a host of other health benefits, including tons of antioxidants, improved brain health, and an immunity boost.
Tea for Immunity
To protect yourself during cold and flu season and beyond, drink tea that supports and strengthens your immune system. One of the best types of tea to drink for improved immune health is echinacea tea. Studies have shown that echinacea can help reduce the risk of catching a cold by up to 58%. The herb can also help reduce the length of your illness by at least a day. The best part is that this tea tastes absolutely delicious!
Another tea that packs an immune system punch is elderberry tea. Elderberries offer health-boosting antioxidants. In fact, this berry contains more antioxidants and polyphenols when compared to blueberries and cranberries. Elderberry extract may be able to reduce the severity and length of cold and flu symptoms.
Looking for Another Homeopathic Option? Try Cold-Fix
Herbal tea is just one of the many homeopathic options that are effective during cold and flu season. It’s also a great option to add to your everyday diet to support your overall wellness.
To help protect yourself during the upcoming flu season, consider Cold-Fix and Cold-Fix for Children. Cold-Fix can help strengthen your body’s natural immune system, help relieve nasal congestion, cough and fever, and can help shorten the duration of cold and flu symptoms—plus, it’s free of sugar, dyes and gluten!
Protect yourself and your family this flu season with a warm cup of tea and our homeopathic remedy.