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Are you suffering from a cold, congestion, or bronchitis? This tea can help ease the congestion and quite those coughs.

Recently, everyone in my family came down with a cold. The good old standard cold, with post-nasal drip, congestion, really annoying cough… You get the picture.

We are using all our standard remedies such as the cinnamon honey, elderberry syrup, cough drops, and vaporub. However, I am always on the quest for more remedies and thus I found this tea.

Thyme is a great antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiviral and naturally is perfect for when there’s illness in the home. It’s also an expectorant and helps fight colds, coughs, sore throats and more.


Lemon is a great source of Vitamin C which is great for when you are sick. It’s also antibacterial!

These two simple ingredients create an amazing tea that is perfect for treating that nasty cold. This tea can be used by adults and children alike.

You really cannot drink too much of it either. I’ve been making this but the pot full and my kids are drinking multiple cups a day!

Lemon Thyme Tea - A great tea for coughs, colds, congestion. Safe for adults and kids! #coldremedy #cough #thyme #tea #naturalremedies


Lemon Thyme Tea

1 Tbs fresh or 1 tsp dried thyme
1 cup water
1 lemon wedge
honey to sweeten – optional

Bring water to boil. Add thyme. Let steep for 15-20 minutes.
Remove thyme. Squeeze lemon into the tea and sweeten if you desire.

Note: Pregnant women should not drink thyme tea as it’s a uterine stimulant. Nursing mothers may want to steer clear of thyme tea as well since it can decrease milk supply.