Typical health benefits from drinking herbal tea include relaxation, pain reduction and the improvement of body systems such as digestive and immune.


Echinacea is best known for its beneficial effects on the immune system.

~Test-tube studies have found that echinacea plants may help lower blood sugar levels.

~In recent years, echinacea plants have emerged as a potential aid for anxiety.

~Several studies have shown that echinacea can help reduce excess inflammation.

~In a test-tube study, scientists found that echinacea’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties suppressed the growth of Propionibacterium, a common cause of acne.


Eucalyptus is widely used as a natural cold remedy and is a common ingredient in cold and cough products.

Research has shown that it can decrease mucus and expand the bronchi and bronchioles of your lungs. It’s also a natural anti-inflammatory agent.

Using eucalyptus may improve dry skin by increasing its ceramide content.

Eucalyptus contains many anti-inflammatory compounds, such as cineole and limonene, which may act as pain relievers.

Eucalyptus is widely believed to decrease symptoms of stress.

Eucalyptus leaf extract, known as eucalyptol, may improve dental health.


Turmeric may also be beneficial for those who suffer from cold and flu-like symptoms. Curcumin has the potential to reduce inflammation in the body linked to excessive coughing and sneezing while increasing antioxidant capacity to boost your immunity.

~Research shows that turmeric is good for your immune system and is an excellent natural supplement to reduce inflammation and swelling.


With colds, the bowels need to be cleared so the mucus in the stomach and lungs can be drained and raspberry leaf does a fine job at clearing the mucus.

Raspberry leaves are also an extremely valuable food for the female reproductive organs, toning the uterus.


Many people consider the elderberry plant one of the most powerful for preventing and treating colds and influenza and swear by its antiviral properties. The results of some studies show that elderberries do indeed have significant benefits against cold and influenza symptoms.

~In addition to treating colds and the flu, people have turned to elderberry  to treat:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Constipation.
  • Hay fever.
  • Headaches.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Sinus infections.
  • Sciatica.
  • Toothaches.
  • Upper respiratory infections.


 It seems as if there are so many herbal options to induce sweating and break a fever. Lemon Balm is an old remedy of this kind. At the first signs of a fever, cold or flu, drink a cup of lemon balm tea, curl up under a lot of blankets or cover yourself with warm clothes, and allow the sweat to pour out.

Lemon balm contains chemicals that seem to have a sedative and calming effect. It might also reduce the growth of some viruses and bacteria.


Another prominent health benefit of cinnamon is its ability to relieve cold and soothe sore throat.

Cinnamon is also beneficial as it contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties.

Cinnamon are powerful immune boosters! So, taking a mixture of the two makes for a powerful natural remedy. You can use this remedy to not only reduce the severity of your cold, but also prevent future colds or other viruses.


Citrus peel is used to treat coughs and colds, flu, fever and bronchitis when combined with other herbs in inhalation remedy/therapy.

 Treating cold and congestion is concerned, orange helps clear the lungs and phlegm to relieve congestion.


Hibiscus is rich in vitamin C and acts as a natural immune booster. It helps alleviate cold and flu related infections such as a sore throat, cough and headache. 

Hibiscus  is rich with iron and vitamin C, both known for their immediate effect on your immune system. This is because hibiscus contains vitamin C, a strong antioxidant that we know is responsible for keeping our immune systems healthy.



Brew 1 table spoon of herbal tea in 2 cups of hot water. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Drink warm or cold. May add honey, lemon or agave for natural flavor.


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