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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Catch a Cold? Fixable!

tea for cold
Perhaps most teas are used for the prevention and treatment of colds. In fact, the range of these diseases is extremely wide: from basic cold to pneumonia, and tonsillitis. And zagotavlivaya summer plants for the winter, we first of all try not to forget the lime-colored, oregano, thyme, camomile, mallow and others who can help us with a cold.

As you can see, our fields, meadows and forests have a lot of money, "specializing" on this every now and then there is a problem of our being. And yet, each of them has its own characteristics that make it possible to choose a tool that we most need. That's why the story of the representatives of this group of plants we build on a simple principle - we will give a brief description of therapeutic properties, and then select each one individually, you need to have at home. After all, someone is prone to bronchitis, and in the winter they deliver to him a lot of trouble, and someone has a weak throat, and kept reminding myself sore throat and laryngitis. There are also some plants that are recommended for almost every family, as they allow fully prepared to meet the epidemic of influenza or just keep warm, promerznuv in the fierce cold of winter.

Tea for colds

Tea made ​​from elderberry
Usually in the same areas as the lime, and other plant growing, which is a good addition to it. We are talking about the black elderberry. This is a fairly common shrub that can sometimes take even a small tree. By an amazing, with nothing comparable smell it very easy to find at the time of flowering in May and June. In ancient times it was believed that it was close to home to home elder gods, so today on a rural farmstead can find this plant.

Despite the fact that the berries have medicinal value and flowers, tea often take only the latter. They contain glycoside mucous substances, rutin, ascorbic, malic acid, valeric acid and other essential oils.

Elderberries - excellent diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and disinfectant. In principle it is possible to brew herbal tea from the flowers of elderberry only when you have a chronic inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, accompanied by a dry cough and fever. This drink is also useful as an additional tool in treatment of angina, rheumatism, flu, gout. But a more effective use of a mixture of elderflower and lime. Drink this tea should be hot as possible, trying to drink 2-3 cups at once, which are sure to cause excessive sweating. You can sweeten this already enjoyable drink a teaspoon of honey. With the lime color and good brew chamomile to Boost disinfectant properties of this tea.

Tea for immunity 
When the first symptoms of colds and flu - runny nose, excessive tearing, coughing - you need to try as soon as possible to prepare the body to fight infection and increase its immunity. Unfortunately, we often resort to means of herbal medicine is when the disease has taken root in our body, and we are trying to reduce the symptoms of late disease. At the same time actively enough to drink medicinal teas order to minimize the negative impact of the outbreak of the disease, pre-dupredit possible complications. For example, one of the recipes: linden flowers, mullein, rose hips, and thyme (aerial part) taken in equal proportions, insist and drink as tea. Raspberry tea

Raspberry tea Other Than anti-inflammatory and tonic properties has raspberry leaf tea. Collect their need when they barely appeared on the bush and have pale green. To collect, you can add berries or raspberry jam, which will strengthen the anti-fever effect. This tea is especially likely to appeal to children.

Teas cough 
Is often accompanied by a cough, cold, which requires special treatment. Not to mention those people who suffer from chronic broncho-pulmonary disease - costing them quite a bit simple, as the underlying disease progresses. Often, even cured with antibiotics inflammation of the bronchial mucous membrane, it is necessary for a long time to use medicinal herbal teas for complete recovery.
 

Tea and bath thyme 
Start with a completely harmless cough that occurs in any person, who had no previous problems with the upper respiratory tract. Excellent antitussive properties has, for example, thyme. Known to many housewives as a condiment, it has long established itself and as an expectorant and slizeotdelitelnogo. Even when the disease is recognized by official medicine whooping cough antitussive and antispasmodic effect of thyme. It is sometimes called savory.

Even the ancient Greeks drew their attention to it, with good reason: its volatile thyme essential oil has many medicinal properties. It is especially useful in bronchitis, whooping cough, pneumonia, as has antispasmodic and antitussive effect. The infusion is prepared as follows: 1 tablespoon of herbs pour a glass of boiled water, one o'clock under the cover and filter. Take a tablespoon 3 times a day. The same infusion is used to rinse the mouth and throat with a cold and gingivitis. No wonder that this plant is used for the manufacture of pharmaceutical plants familiar to every drug under the name "Pertussin." Medicinal bath with thyme, adopted in the early stages of colds, will help mitigate the 
disease or even turn the disease around.

Medicinal bath with thyme, adopted in the early stages of colds, will help mitigate the disease or even turn the disease around.

For this you need two cups of dried herbs to brew two liters of boiling water and infuse 10 minutes in a sealed container. Then strain and pour into the tub. After receiving such a bath is to get into bed and hide well (do not use the shower - the body must be covered with a film of essential plant oils). Thyme is a stimulant, so do not take a bath just before going to sleep: you will be hard to sleep. 

Moreover, thyme - good antiseptic, disinfectant and germicide, often without conceding antibiotics to destroy harmful bacteria and pathogenic fungi.

Tea from the mother and stepmother, 
Thyme does not yield one of the first spring plants - the mother and stepmother. Present in the set of her bitter and gums is the best suited for the treatment of cough: the addition of tea leaves and flowers of fees facilitates expectoration, enveloping his throat and bronchial tubes. In pure form, mother-and-stepmother is not used, not only because of excessive bitterness, but also due to the fact that the concentration of substances in the plant is very large, and therefore it is desirable to prevent overdose. This tea is especially good at the beginning of cough.

Tea made ​​from mulleinIf the cough has developed and delivers a lot of trouble, you should add a medicinal tea mullein. It is also one of the very common in many regions of the Russian plants in appearance, thanks to its large yellow flowers, very reminiscent of the torch. In Mullen many valuable substances help reduce inflammation of the mucous membranes. In particular, the saponins facilitating sputum. Thus, with the help of a cough mullein is a complex effect.

Tea fees, which include mullein, exacerbating the impact of the elimination of the ongoing cough.Here is the recipe of one of them: the flowers of mullein, thyme, anise, primrose root, licorice root, taken in the ratio 2:3:2:2:1. Instead, the two roots can be included in the collection of tea leaves of eucalyptus and mother and stepmother, chamomile flowers (or 1:3:1 parts).

Herbal teas

when you cough (not dry) is very important to quickly take the means to facilitate the dilution and removal of phlegm, used for this purpose an arsenal of herbs: coltsfoot, plantain, rosemary, thyme already mentioned, nard, oregano, tricolor violet . Each of the plants can be used individually, but you can be taken from the fees in equal proportions of herbs: 4-5 teaspoons a normal teapot and infuse for half an hour. Infusion to drink 3 times a day for half a cup, and not a medicinal tea to cool down and do not lose their properties, it is best placed in a thermos. The procedure must be repeated brewing every morning - more than a day you can not store tea.

With long-term, especially at night harassing cough good next drink. Take equal parts marshmallow root, licorice root, sage leaves, pine buds, anise fruit. All mix well. 1 tablespoon of the mixture brew cup of boiling water for 20 minutes, drain. Drink a quarter cup every three hours. If you drink at night, then you can add honey. Those who are already forced to use synthetic drugs you need without waiting for the end of the treatment, to start reception of St. John's wort. It is in itself contains a natural antibiotic imanin having a wide antimicrobial activity. In addition, it is best used with its plantain and absorbable inflammatory properties.

Another very effective drink requires a complex preparation. First, pour 2 cups of boiling water licorice root (1 tablespoon) and simmer for 8-10 minutes, then add a teaspoon of pine buds and continue boiling for 2 minutes. And in the end is still to fill 2 tablespoons of mother and stepmother, a teaspoon of rosemary and chamomile, 2 teaspoons of peppermint. Before drinking, it is useful to breathe steam produced beverage - such inhalation has a striking therapeutic effect. If the hand is not pine buds, they may be replaced eucalyptus leaves.

Teas with sore throat,
Colds Another related problem is the laryngitis, which in addition to signs of coughing is a deepening of the voice and hoarseness. Since the disease can be very effectively deal with the tea from the flowers of mallow, which immediately soothes the throat, removes the effects of overvoltage vocal cords. By the way, this tea is regularly drink at all for people whose work is connected with the need to talk a lot or sing, singers, teachers, and others.

Tea to reduce the temperature,
and finally the last. If a patient with a cold fever, which is usually accompanied by severe thirst quencher then its best to use the rose hip tea with honey, nettle tea with honey and lemon.