TEA FOR COLDS
INDICATIONS FOR USE
SUGGESTED USE 1-2 teabags each time, before or after meals, and before bedtime, up to 6 teabags per day.
EXPLANATORY NOTES Thyme, echinacea, and peppermint are Künzle's special remedy for viral infections, especially respiratory system disorders. Meadowsweet has long been used for treating infectious diseases and their symptoms; modern medicine derived aspirin from this plant. Plantain has similar anti-infection applications. Elder with peppermint was traditionally used to promote sweating, one of the therapies for common cold. Echinacea is a relatively more recent addition to the European herbal tradition, brought from America, where it had been used by Native Americans for treating infections.
COMBINING When there is considerable congestion, Tea for Digestion may be taken along with this tea to help resolve mucus accumulation.
Common cold should not persist more than about one week; if symptoms continue, see your doctor. Limit use during pregnancy to no more than two teabags each day.
Antitussive: for bronchitis.
Antifebrile: reduces fevers in acute infectious diseases.
Anti-inflammatory: relieves gastric ulceration and arthritic inflammation.