Herbs for Sinus infections and phlegm
This powerful duo is wonderful if you have lingering phlegm from a sinus infection or cold or flu congestion. It’s also helpful for those of you that get sinus congestion during allergy season.
These herbs have been used for centuries to help reduce swelling in the lining of the sinuses and to help break up phlegm so you can cough it out.
Fenugreek has been used for inflammation of the stomach and digestive tract as well
Thyme is a common cooking herb but did you know it also has a powerful antiseptic and disinfectant side to it? It’s actually a key ingredient in a popular oral disinfectant (aka Listerine!).
Some of thyme’s additional benefits include helping to alleviate cough, boosting immunity, bronchitis, whooping cough, sore throat and upset stomach,
You can get a blend of these two plants in an encapsulated supplements but the teas work well too and have a similar medicinal effect.
if you take too much fenugreek, you could develop gas, bloating and diarrhea amd Thyme, in excess, can be a gastric irritant if taken in excess. Just be mindful of your body’s reaction to the supplements you use avoid large quantities of fenugreek if you are pregnant or allergic to peanuts. I would not recommend using it for neither small children nor infants.
Both fenugreek and thyme can be found at health food stores separately and as combination products.
Fenugreek and Thyme Tea
Ingredients: (makes 2 cups)
2 cups of water
1 tsp crushed or ground fenugreek seeds
1tsp dried thyme leaves Raw honey (optional)
Add the water, crushed or ground seeds and leaves to a small saucepan
On a low heat slowly bring the water to the boil
Simmer for 2-3 minutes, then turn off the heat, add honey if using, and let steep for 5-10 minutes (depending how strong you’d like to make it)
Pour through a strainer and drink as it is or you can reheat it slightly before straining if you prefer your tea to be a hotter temperature. Add the honey to taste if you like Enjoy!