Steeping Wellness: 4 Teas For a Breathe of Fresh Air - Steepologie

Steeping Wellness: 4 Teas For a Breathe of Fresh Air

Flu season runs every October to May and the peak flu season occurs from December to February. The American Lung Association reports that between 5% and 20% of the U.S. population contracts the flu annually.* One way to reduce the chance of this type of sickness as well as colds without changing your daily routine too much is to drink teas that can keep you breathing properly!

Our lungs tirelessly facilitate our breathing, and it can be disconcerting when illness interferes with this vital function. Show your respiratory system the care it deserves and ensure your throat and lungs function optimally with the assistance of the 4 teas below.

Embrace a proactive approach to health by incorporating a daily cup (or two!) of tea into your daily routine. Whether consumed as a preventive measure or at the initial signs of symptoms, these herbal tea blends from Steepologie offer a delightful way to keep you breathing easy and potentially ward off illness.

Mullein Lung Ease

This herbal is packed with goodness, but these key ingredients are sure to boost your respiratory functionality:

  • Mullein Leaf: At the heart of this blend is mullein leaf, cherished for its historical use in promoting lung health. It offers a mild, earthy flavor and is known for its soothing properties.
Mullein
is an expectorant that helps the body expel excess mucus by making coughs more productive and is a demulcent that creates a soothing anti-inflammatory coating over mucous membranes and may have some strong antiviral effects*1
  • Yerba Santa Leaf: Yerba santa leaf adds a herbal dimension to the blend, offering a mild, menthol-like flavor and providing a sense of clarity to your respiratory passages.
Yerba Santa Leaf
warms and stimulates the respiratory system and reduces inflammation in the sinuses, throat, and lungs while it dries excessive secretions of the lungs or upper respiratory tract*2
  • Turmeric Root: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric root adds a subtle warmth and earthiness to the tea, complementing the other ingredients beautifully.
  • Elecampane Root: Elecampane root contributes a sweet, herbal note and has been traditionally used to support respiratory health.
  • Peppermint Leaf: Experience the invigorating coolness of peppermint, which adds a refreshing touch to the blend and complements the herbal notes

Breath Deep

Not only does our Breathe Deep herbal tea taste amazing, but it also offers several health benefits. Licorice roots are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and their ability to soothe sore throats and coughs. Ginger is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and is believed to help relieve respiratory issues. Peppermint and spearmint are both known for their ability to support healthy digestion and soothe upset stomachs - this helps reduce stomach acids from impacting your throat and lungs.

Licorice Root
may help to reduce inflammation including in the lungs, has anti-ulcer activity, reduces symptoms of general gastric and intestinal irritation that can cause breathing issues and may help kill bacteria in the mouth that cause tooth decay*3

Peppermint

may relieve digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating, and indigestion, acts as muscle relaxant and pain reliever to help headaches and has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties that may alleviate clogged sinuses due to allergies and infections*4

Healing

The key breathing ingredient in this tasty wellness tea is eucalyptus. Research has shown that eucalyptus can decrease mucus and expand the bronchi and bronchioles of your lungs. It's also a natural anti-inflammatory agent. The added fennel can help expel wind from the alimentary canal, freeing the respiratory system, rendering a calming effect on coughs and bronchitis. The aloe vera also has a soothing effect on the lungs and helps in clearing the airways. Finally, the ginger's antiviral and antibacterial properties can help in easing congestion in the chest by drying out excess mucus and stimulating removal of its buildup as well as reduce inflammation of the lungs.

Eucalyptus

 has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and inhaling the vapors helps open up congested airways*5

Minty Kisses

This tea is yummy hot or iced! Three key ingredients make this one a go-to herbal tea. First, licorice roots are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and their ability to soothe sore throats and coughs. Second, peppermint is  known for its ability to support healthy digestion and soothe upset stomachs - this helps reduce stomach acids from impacting your throat and lungs. And third, eucalyptus is added which research has shown can decrease mucus and expand the bronchi and bronchioles of your lungs. It's also a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Enjoy!

 

*1 Source WebMD
*2 Source Forest Medicine
*3 Source Medical News Today
*4 Source Healthline
*5 Source Verywell Fit

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