Here is my list of
|Mullein, Horehound, Oregano, Rose hips, Slippery Elm, Chamomile|
What makes these great for a cold? Here is why I use them:
Mullein: This herb is a natural Expectorant. Gets the phelgm thin and able for the body to remove.
Horehound: Old time cure for upper respitory infections, bronconitis, also aids as expectorant.
Oregano: My favorite anti-viral herb. I use it dried, in oil form, and in cooking.
Slippery Elm: Helps soothe the itchy throat, gets things moving out, if you know what I mean.
Rose Hips: Big time Vitamin C, love this herb.
Chamomile: Aids in relaxation and sleep aid.
What I do with these herbs is mix them and either put them into a cheesecloth or use a teabag. I put all the herbs into a glass jar and add boiling water. Making a Infusion. I allow it to steep for about 20 minutes or so.
My next step is to add honey and fresh lemon into the tea. For this batch I did add a bit of fresh Ginger root to settle my stomach from all the drainage. Sorry that is gross but true.
Besides making my herbal tea, I really bulk up on cooking and eating garlic, Cayenne pepper, Onion, and pushing vitamin C. All three of these things help with fighting viral infections and boost immunity.