For several months I suffered from a seriously lung infections and viral infection. These two infections caused me to have respiratory problems such as difficulty breathing and swollen airways. One of the only herbal teas that seemed to help soothe my respiratory system was Traditional Medicinals Breathe Easy Herbal Tea with Organic Licorice Root.
The reason this herbal tea helped my respiratory system is because it contained a potent healing herb in it called licorice root. Licorice root contains Flavonoid and phytoestrogen antioxidant compounds as well as a therapeutic compound that helps relieve inflammation, spasms, congestion, and thick mucus in the respiratory system so it is easier to breathe. The antioxidant compounds in licorice root also have antibacterial and viral properties to them that help boost the immune system so it can help fight of the illness you have easier which is what it did for me. Licorice root is also an excellent to use when treating asthma, influenza, allergic reactions, and any stress on the body caused by an illness.
Other herbs in the Breathe Easy Herbal Tea are peppermint lead, ginger, eucalyptus, Bi Yan Pian, calendula flower, and bitter fennel seed. These herbs help soothe, heal, and relax the respiratory system as well when you are suffering from a viral or bacterial infection in the lungs. They even help expel the thick mucus inside your respiratory system by thinning it out so it can easily be coughed up and out of the body, which is another reason I was drinking this tea when I was sick.
The herbal tea comes in tea bag form in a box that holds 16 tea bags. The box of tea is expensive, but is worth trying if your having respiratory health issues and need to find some relief and comfort naturally. However, you will want to talk to your doctor before taking this herbal tea to make sure it is safe and right for you since some of the herbs in this tea can interact with medications and cause possible allergic reactions.
The best way I find to make the Traditional Medicinals Breathe Easy Herbal Tea is by boiling about 4 cups of water in my tea kettle, and taking 4 tea bags and placing them in my tea pot. Once the water is boiled I pour it over the tea bags and put the lid on my tea put and allow the tea to steep for 1 minutes to really help extract the healing properties from the herbal tea. Once the tea has steeped it will have a deep brown golden color to it and a strong sweet licorice root taste to it with a hint of warming herbs. When I am ready to sip on the tea I pour about 2 cups into a coffee mug and add some honey for some extra health benefits. After I sip on it until the tea is gone and drink another cup afterwards if my symptoms have eased off a bit. After about 3 cup of this herbal tea my breathing was better and I was less congested. The warmth of the herbal tea really helped me cough up the thick yellow mucus in my lungs as well which was helpful.
I do hope those of you who try this herbal tea out are able to find some relief from your lung infection as well. I wish you all the best with getting well again and breathing easy.