Thyme with Lemon and Honey Tea

The changing season brings with it a host of challenges especially, for the lungs and respiratory system.

You may have noticed as the weather dips down, more people begin complaining of flu, colds, cough and runny nose. This is normal. Like most folks, you may not be prepared for the onslaught of common bugs that can enter your body through the respiratory system at this time of year… but if you have some herbal culinary savvy, you need not worry.

If you don’t catch the bugs at the onset (in the nose or in the throat), and your immune system has been slow to respond, they are going to move into your chest. With this Thyme with Lemon and Honey Tea, that cough should be gone in no time! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 tbsp. fresh thyme (or 2 tsp. dried thyme)
  • water
  • 1 tsp. local honey
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

Put thyme into a tea ball and place into a large mug or mason jar. Add 6-8 oz boiling water and steep, covered, for 8-10 minutes. Remove tea ball and stir in honey and lemon juice. Drink 2-3 times per day to help resolve a cough.

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Andrea Beaman is a internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching individuals and health practitioners how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.