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Herbs and teas that are good for upper respiratory tract infections

It is a sweatshop (diaphoretic), fever reducer, prevents the development of some bacteria. It opens nasal congestion and clears the respiratory tract with its refreshing and relaxing feature when boiled and smelled of vapor. Because the amount of acid in the stomach is small in patients with dyspepsia and gallbladder, consumption with the addition of honey can be useful in terms of stimulating acid secretion. It needs to be prepared fresh because it can lead to constipation by passing ingredients such as tannin into the water when it is left. Because of its ability to increase stomach acid and bile secretions, Mint can facilitate digestion and is good for the digestive system.

It is known that the volatile components contained in Sage are useful in infections that settle in the mouth and throat (such as pharyngitis, jinjivitis). For this reason, it is recommended to use mouthwash prepared with sage, which is added to boiled and rested water and brewed for 10 minutes. Medicinal sage can cause liver damage due to large amounts and prolonged use due to its ketone components (tuyon) content. The use of high amounts can again trigger epilepsy crises due to the tuyon content. Anatolian sage (Salvia triloba) species do not have tuyon, this risk is not in question. Pregnant women should use sage with caution, and in addition, this plant has a milk-reducing effect on nursing mothers.

Ginger, which is indispensable in kitchens with its pleasant smell and refreshing properties, is good for many ailments, from colds to digestive problems, when used with lemon. Ginger tea prepared with lemon and honey is effective for colds, sore throats and coughs. It should not be used more than 1 gram per day, as it stimulates the movements of the uterus in pregnant women. Caution should be exercised in those with gallstones, as it may cause the stone to fall into the canal and clog. It can cause burning sensation in the stomach, bloating, nausea, as well as excessive use in people with cardiovascular disease can cause palpitations.

It has an effect of relieving inflammation and pain. It has an inflammatory and pain-relieving effect with its flavonoids, while with its mucilage content it softens the throat and prevents irritation. In addition, it has been stated in many studies that some of its volatile components (linalool) have a soothing effect when brewed in the form of tea by adding freshly boiled and rested hot water to it. With this feature, it is especially useful in terms of relief of people with stubborn coughs.

In addition to its antioxidant effect with flavonoids and anthocyanins, it has a stimulating effect on the immune system and increases the body's resistance. The leaves of the elderberry plant are popularly used as sweatpants in deciduous cold. In some studies, the black berries of elderberry have been shown to have an effect on flu.

Thanks to the mucilage in its content, it has a softening effect on Burns and irritation of the digestive and respiratory system. It has antipyretic and pain relief properties. Effective against hoarseness and cough. It can be used against pharyngitis and tonsillitis in the form of mouthwash.

Eucalyptus leaf can be used as an aid in the treatment of respiratory diseases. It has antipyretic, pain reliever, expectorant and antibacterial properties. It increases attention by stimulating the nervous system. High blood pressure patients, pregnant women and lactating women are inconvenient to use.

It is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It is good for many infectious diseases, including respiratory infections, with its antibacterial and inflammatory properties. It is a natural cough sedative and pain reliever. It is useful for pregnant and lactating women to consult their doctor before consuming.

It is a plant with a high antioxidant content. It is also frequently used as a spice, such as thyme, mint and ginger. It provides protection against infection, has antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal properties. It is good for bronchitis, cold complaints and coughing.

Cinnamon can raise blood pressure due to the essential oil it contains. Especially hypertension patients should use controlled.

Because it relieves inflammation and strengthens the immune system, it can be used for cold complaints. It is a good source of antioxidants. It has a painkiller, relaxing and sleep-inducing feature.


1 tsp chamomile

1 tsp sage

1 tsp thyme

3-4 cloves

Its making: All plants are boiled in 1 cup (150 ml), rested, put in 80 degrees of water and consumed after brewing for 10-15 minutes.


1 tsp hibiscus

1 tsp chamomile

1 tsp eucalyptus leaves

2 grams fresh ginger

Its making: All plants are put in 1 cup (150 ml) boiled, rested, 80 degrees of water and consumed after brewing for 10-15 minutes.

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