There is no cure for the common cold. But, there are ways to ease the discomfort. While resting, you can sip tea to soothe your sore throat and stuffy nose.
What is the best tea for colds?
If you'd like to drink an herbal tea for colds and coughs, you can try peppermint, chamomile, or cold fighter blend. They only work if you drink them. So, make sure you enjoy the flavor of the tea you choose.
Chamomile Tea for Colds
When you have a cold, rest is the best medicine. Flavonoids in chamomile tea help you sleep. Chamomile flowers also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe sore throat symptoms.
Honey is a natural cough suppressant, so add a spoonful to your hot chamomile to reduce the itch, and take a nap!
Peppermint tea is also a good tea for colds. The leaves contain a compound called menthol, which has an analgesic effect. To simplify, mint tea is a mild pain reliever. Most cough drops include peppermint for this reason.
Pain-relieving peppermint tea can soothe cold symptoms from headache to body aches to sore throat.
Lemongrass Ginger Tea
Lemongrass Ginger tastes great, and the infusion contains two herbs with a long history of cold relief.
In the West Indies, lemongrass is also referred to as "fever grass" and has a place in the medicine cabinet, not just in cooking. The fever grass bush is served as an herbal infusion to reduce fever, body pains, and swelling.
Ginger relieves sore throat and reduces inflammation. Ginger tea also soothes nausea and upset stomach. Gingerol, the chemical that makes ginger spicy, also cuts through congestion.
Cold Fighter Tea
Capital Teas Cold Fighter blend combines the superpowers of different herbs for a delicious and soothing steep. Rooibos tea and hibiscus flowers contain antioxidants. Peppermint and spearmint provide menthol and pain relief. We add ginger to the mix to ease congestion and reduce inflammation. Stinging nettle leaves and flowers in the blend provide essential mineral compounds to aid in the fight against invading germs.
Green Tea for Cold Relief
Green tea contains EGCG, antioxidants, and polyphenols that support immunity. Studies show that drinking green tea can reduce the severity and duration of cold symptoms.
Why Drink Loose Leaf Tea?
Drinking loose teas provides a higher concentration of compounds and benefits in your mug. In tea bags, the contents are often a powder rather than a full leaf. Loose leaves contain larger leaves and plant matter, and the ingredients are of higher quality.
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