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Are you suffering from a cold, congestion, or bronchitis? This lemon thyme 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.
Benefits of Tea for Colds & Congestion
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!
A Decongestant Tea for Everybody
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.
The only people that may not want to drink this tea is pregnant or nursing mothers as thyme is not recommended for them.
Also as I’ve discovered with my son, those highly prone to nose bleeds may want to skip this tea. Since thyme is a decongestant it can help dry out the sinuses but also can mean it might dry out your nose and cause a nose bleed. It’s rare but I don’t have my son drink thyme tea anymore because we have enough nose bleeds with him already.
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
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.
In need of more cold and congestions remedies? Try these:
Homemade Vapor Rub
Kid-Friendly Vapor Rub
Decongestant Diffuser Blend for Kids
What a great soothing tea. Drinking a cup of these tea sounds so relaxing and refreshing. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
Thanks for linking up at Let’s Get Real Friday Party. I will have to add thyme to my tea from time to time. I make a lavender tea that I think thyme would enhance. Thanks for the idea.
My tea-drinking daughter would love this! Thanks for sharing at the Healthy Living Link Party!
Oh yum! Another one I need to pin even if you didn’t party with us! Love your recipes! Thank you so much for sharing at my craft party on Thursday! I pin all your posts! Would love to see your newest posts this week, which starts at 7pm EST.
It’s such a pleasure to read and share your wonderful Lemon Thyme Tea recipe. Thank you for partying with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing this!
I love thyme tea! I’ve always made it with cinnamon but I’ll have to try it with lemon now. Sounds great. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Savoring Saturdays gluten free linky party. Hope you’ll join us again this week.
I’ve used a variation of this recipe to help clear a bad case of bronchitis. Worked like a dream so I always use it during times of respiratory illness.
Thyme tea work so well for congestion, and I have to admit I have a sort spot in my heart for thyme tea that’s a bit over the top. It was the very first “home remedy” I ever tried in my rebellious teenage years when I was off experimenting with “natural health.” My parents still think I’m weird, but now they call to ask for health advice…so a win. But it all started with thyme tea =)