It’s never a fun situation when you have a persistent cough. You don’t want to be that person in a quiet room during a lecture that can’t stop breaking the silence with your hacking, or that person at the restaurant that makes people fling themselves over their plates to protect their food while you cough away.

Or that person on the plane that everyone throws disgusted looks at. Coughs are just terribly uncomfortable all around, both physically and otherwise.

The recipe that we reveal today is especially helpful during cold and flu infections as it will help to arrest coughing and improve breathing.

You should not underestimate the effectiveness of this herbal formulation, as it is as powerful as any cough syrup and faster acting. It consists of several herbs which have a numbing effect that can soothe your lung and throat pain.

Additionally, while the chemicals in commercial cough syrups impair the immune system, this remedy has a therapeutic effect for your overall health.

In the case of an especially bad lung irritation, this tea may be used in conjunction with mullein, but this should rarely be necessary.


1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons honey
Juice of half a lemon
1 green tea bag (you can also use regular tea as an inferior substitute)

Method of preparation:

Place all the herbs and the tea bag into a coffee mug with boiling water. Let them seep for three minutes, and strain before adding the honey and lemon.

Note: Sometimes, chronic cough and lung inflammation problems may indicate Candida yeast overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract. Thus, doctors will generally test for lung cancer in people with chronic coughing issues, but the testing itself is prone to causing cancers. Therefore, doctors usually congratulate themselves for the early detection of cancer. Hence, patients should be cautious.

Thyme is an officially approved German remedy for coughs, upper respiratory infections, bronchitis, and whooping cough, with good reason: Those tiny leaves are packed with cough-suppressant compounds. Thyme flavonoids relax tracheal and ileal muscles, which are involved in coughing, and also reduce inflammation and headaches.

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