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Lung Wellness and Immunity Tea

As we head into flu, cold, and coronavirus season, it’s imperative to support the health of your lungs and immune system.

Start drinking this tea now before sickness comes, as a preventative measure to keep you well.

Here’s how it works.

Mullein leaf (Verbascum Thapsus)

Mullein is a classic plant for the lungs and overall respiratory support.

It has been used to tone the mucous membranes of the respiratory system, reduce inflammation, and it is naturally demulcent (moistening). Which is what the respiratory system needs all the time, but especially at this time of year.[1]

Schisandra berries (Schisandra chinensis)

These bright red berries have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years as an adaptogen and deep immune activator.

Schisandra, known as the five-flavored berry, supports ALL of the organs and systems within the body. One of the great benefits of Schisandra is that it strengthens the heart and lungs that work together to oxygenate the blood.

Tulsi Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

This highly aromatic plant is rich in vitamin A, C, calcium, zinc, iron and chlorophyll.

Traditionally, holy basil has been used to alleviate respiratory disorders and make breathing easier. It relieves stress and anxiety and supports the nervous system as well.[2]

When you combine these three ancient herbs and drink them as a relaxing, soothing, deeply nourishing tea, you’ll support your lungs and immune system all season long.

To your health!


Lung Wellness and Immunity Tea
 
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Recipe type: Herbal remedies
Cuisine: Food is medicine
Serves: 4 cups
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  1. Put herbs into a glass mason jar or French Press.
  2. Fill with boiling water.
  3. Steep 25-30 minutes (or let sit overnight).
  4. Drink 2-3 cups daily.
 

[1] Medical Herbalism, David Hoffman FNIMH, AHG, Healing Arts Press, 2003, Pg. 592

[2] https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/basil-benefits#Not-your-basic-basil