LifestyleI brew it like tea and drink it every day. Cough goes away in no time

I brew it like tea and drink it every day. Cough goes away in no time

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6:05 AM EDT, October 18, 2023

In just a moment, you will find out how to quickly and easily prepare a homemade infusion. You will make it based on the herb that you use every day in the kitchen. Such a mixture will help in fighting cough.

In my opinion, every kitchen should have herbs, which brilliantly enhance the flavor and aroma of many dishes. For this reason, I try to have fresh basil, mint, parsley, rosemary, and thyme on hand. With such a team, you can conjure up a lot of interesting recipes in the kitchen. 

Recently, I realized that herbs have a much wider range of applications. They can be used, among other things, for preparing homemade infusions. And today I would like to focus on a specific example. Why? Because it's an effective weapon against coughing. And as we know, it's not hard to experience these types of problems in the fall.

Thyme not only in the kitchen

Today, I would like to focus on thyme, because as it turns out, it's worth knowing its full potential. If I add that it can beneficially affect your health, I think it will certainly interest you. So don't hesitate a minute longer, sit back, and start reading. This knowledge will definitely come in handy!

I may start by saying that this inconspicuous herb has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Therefore, it may provide effective protection during the fall-winter season, when it's very easy to get various types of infections. Moreover, it's worth noting that thyme also has a beneficial effect on the digestive system, simultaneously strengthens the human immune system, and also helps to calm down and soothe.

Thyme may help with many health problems.
Thyme may help with many health problems.© Adobe Stock | Martin Turzak

A homemade brew will help with cough

And if you think that's all for today, let me immediately stress that this is just the beginning. It turns out that thyme also has anticough properties, so it's worth considering when such a problem arises.

How to consume thyme in such cases? It is best in the form of homemade infusion, and since its preparation is as simple as a piece of cake, surely anyone will be able to prepare it in the comfort of their own kitchen.

Thyme will help with issues such as coughing.
Thyme will help with issues such as coughing.© Adobe Stock | Africa Studio

What you really need in this case is a 1-2 sprigs of fresh thyme (or ½ teaspoon of dried thyme) and a cup of boiling water. Combine both ingredients and set the cup with the brew under a cover for 10-15 minutes. After that time, drink your homemade mixture and that's it!

You can use this type of treatment once a day. Of course, if there are no contraindications. It's important to remember that every case is different, so before you start using the home mixture, it's worth discussing this with your doctor.  

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