What are the best teas to beat a cold? It’s that time of year… Leaves are falling, there’s a chill in the air, the nights are drawing in and … colds are doing the rounds! So what can you do to protect yourself from them or deal with the symptoms.
Best Teas to Beat a Cold
While there is no one tea to banish a cold there are many herbal infusions and teas which can help in small ways. And small changes add up!
read on to find out the yummiest ways to boost your health, stay hydrated and manage cold symptoms this winter…
Green tea is popular and known as an extremely healthful beverage. Packed with antioxidants which will help your body fight off external bugs and infections. The lemon in this blend is also great for those with colds as it is a natural antiseptic and contains vitamin c!
A caffeine free herbal infusion which is specifically blended to support the bodies immune system at this time of year! It contains many helpful cold fighting ingredients. Rooibos tea which has many antioxidants, elderberries which have antimicrobial and antiviral properties and even sage leaf which studies show can be antibacterial. Also in the mix are orange peel and cinnamon, which are not only healthy but tasty!
The linden tree grows throughout Europe, Asia and central and eastern United States. It’s peculiar looking blossoms have been used medicinally for centuries. Linden is used to help with colds and breathing issues as it is a natural expectorant. This means it helps to thin mucus and phlegm, helping to clear the airways and wet coughs. It has a herby flavour and can. Be enjoyed on it’s own or you could add it to other herbal infusions.
A herbal infusion with the effect ingredients to help you feel better when you’re experiencing the symptoms that come with coughs and cold. Honey to help soother and coat your throat, and ginger to warm you from the inside. It’s also a delicious treat if you like ginger and have a sweet tooth!
A versatile herbal tea which everyone should have in their tea stash! Camomile has antioxidants and relaxing qualities but it also has antispasmodic and anti inflammatory properties which can help to relieve headaches and coughs. This is another one which can be enjoyed on it’s own or be added to other herbs to create your own blend.
So there are five of our top recommendations for teas to beat a cold! We do however stock many more which can be both healthful and enjoyable. You can see the full range on our website and keep up to date with our latest additions on our facebook page!