Lung Tonic Tea Blend

Open and Soothe Your Lungs
a jar of herbs for making a tea to soothe your lungs
Prep Time: 
15 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1 tsp bee balm (or oregano and/or thyme)—for respiratory infections
  2. 1 tsp Korean licorice mint (or anise hyssop, fennel seed, or licorice root)
  3. 1 tsp peppermint leaf
  4. 1 tsp marshmallow leaf (or mallow leaf or marshmallow root)
  5. 1 tsp mullein leaf (strain hairs well through a tightly woven cloth or coffee filter), optional
  6. 1 tsp plantain leaf, optional

Directions

  1. Steep herbs in 12 to 16 ounces of hot water for 15 minutes or longer. (Inhale the steam as it steeps.)
  2. Strain and sweeten with honey if desired.

Notes

This tea combines general antimicrobial activity with lung-opening and soothing properties.

Contributor

Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG)

Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG), is the best-selling, award-winning author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care and Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies. Maria’s a registered professional herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild and a graduate of the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine and Rosemary Gladstar’s Sage Mountain. Learn more about Maria and herbs at Wintergreen Botanicals.