The following recipe should help to arrest coughing and improve breathing. It is especially helpful during cold and flu infections. Several of the herbs have a numbing effect that is soothing to lung and throat pain. For especially bad lung irritation, this tea may be used in conjunction with mullein, but this should rarely be necessary. Readers should not underestimate the effectiveness of this herbal formulation. It is as powerful as any cough syrup and faster acting. Moreover, this remedy has a therapeutic effect overall, while the chemicals in commercial cough syrups impair the immune system.
- 1 green tea bag * (We recommend Kirkland brand, and brewing your own)
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Juice of half a lemon
* Green tea is preferred, but regular tea can be used as an inferior substitute.
Prepare this remedy by placing the tea bag and herbs into a coffee mug with boiling water. Let them seep for three minutes, then strain before adding the honey and lemon.
Chronic coughing and lung inflammation problems may indicate candida yeast overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract. Doctors will generally test for lung cancer in people with chronic coughing issues, but the testing itself is prone to causing cancers; and thereafter doctors usually congratulate themselves for an early cancer detection. Patient beware.