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Allergy and Cold Relief

Did you wake up today with a scratchy throat or allergy symptoms that just won’t go away?  We had a combination of these so today we brewed up a tea to help soothe your throat and naturally treat your allergies.
We combined our Rooibos tea which has great anti-inflammatory and allergy relief properties with Slippery Elm which helps soothe scratchy throats, Peppermint which helps relieve coughing as well as headaches and digestive issues, and lastly a bit of Stevia leaf to help sweeten it all up.

This time of year is horrid for those of us that suffer from allergies, chronic headaches, and other ailments that are susceptible to changes in our weather.  For that reason, we have made sure to keep in stock herbs, teas, and other remedies that are effective in treating these without causing harmful side effects or simply masking the symptoms in hopes that they go away.

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Sinus Relief Tea

I woke up this morning and my sinuses were a mess so today’s theme is sinus relief.  Our tea today is a blend of Keemun Congou, Peppermint leaf, Stevia leaf, and Clove.  Peppermint and clove are both great for relieving sinus issues while the stevia provides a little sweetness and the Keemun Congou gives it that nice full bodied base with a little kick of caffeine.

In our diffuser, we have Rosemary hydrosol with lemongrass and peppermint essential oils.  This smells delightful and has my sinuses feeling better already.

Come on down whether you have sinus issues today or not and make your own discoveries.

Mucous Relief Infusion

Alternative to OTC Cold Relief

We previously posted a couple of natural throat and cough relief infusions and today we have one to help get that nasty mucous out of your lungs and bring you some relief.
There are a few over the counter (OTC) pills you can get that do this but they have any number of side effects, a very frightening one is that they can increase mental depression.  As if your cold wasn’t bad enough the treatment is going to make you feel bad about it?  I don’t think so.

Enter the herbal power houses of Horehound, Mullein, and Thyme.  Horehound is a gentle stimulating expectorant, Mullein helps sooth your cough and Thyme is an amazing antimicrobial, antispasmodic and bronchial relaxant.  In short it will gently encourage mucous to be expelled from your lungs while soothing your throat and lungs and helping your body to heal itself to get over the cold.

Another benefit to this treatment is that it is a fraction of the cost of an OTC pill.  You simply add 3 grams of each herb to 2 cups of water and boil it for 15 minutes.  After the boiling is finished thoroughly strain it into a sealable jar, great use for empty jelly jars, and take a tablespoon multiple times throught the day.

We will be making an infusion of this tomorrow morning that you can come and try.  We can also measure the herbs out for you and combine them into serving size bags.