RESPIRATORY TEA - 100% ORGANIC

Respiratory Tea is an herbal combination created to help address the various discomforts brought on by respiratory conditions.  It consists of the following herbs:

Marshmallow Root - a mucilaginous herb which means it is softening, moistening, and anti-inflammatory.  It breaks up hardened tissue.

Plantain Leaf - also softening and moistening.  It helps pull lingering water and mucus up from the depths of the lungs.

Coltsfoot Leaf - helps when lungs have been damaged by scar tissue and where mucus is deep in the lungs and dry, or wet and sticky, and therefore difficult to bring up and expel.

Mullein Flower -  helps with coughs that are dry and harsh.

Anise Seed - is useful for dry, painful, spasming coughs with heavy phlegm difficult to raise.

Thyme Leaf -  thins excess mucus and helps relieve shortness of breath.  It helps remove old, stuck mucus.

Slippery Elm Bark - helps moisten, cool, cleanse, and heal the lungs as well as deepen respiration.

Peppermint Leaf - increases respiration and oxygenation.  

SOURCES:  Matthew Wood's The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants, Matthew Wood's The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants

 BOTANICAL SAFETY INFORMATION

Marshmallow Root, Althaea officinalis, organic

Take with additional water. Medication should be taken one hour before or several hours after consumption of Marshmallow root.

Plantain Leaf,  Plantago major, organic

Safe to consume when used appropriately.

Coltsfoot Leaf, Tussilago farfara, organic

External use only is advised.  Do not apply on broken skin or open wounds. Contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids.  Avoid during pregnancy or lactation. Avoid with a history of liver disease.  Not for long-term use; do not exceed recommended dose.  Standard Dose:  1.5 - 6.0 grams of fresh or dried Coltsfoot leaf as tea.  (The leaf as tea is allowed for internal consumption 4 - 6 weeks per year by the German Commission E).

Mullein Flower, Verbascum thapsus, organic

Safe to consume when used appropriately.

Anise Seed, Pimpinella anisum, organic

Avoid during pregnancy.

Thyme Leaf, Thymus vulgaris, organic

Avoid during pregnancy.  

Slippery Elm Bark (inner), Ulmus fulva, organic

Avoid during pregnancy or lactation.  Medication should be taken one hour before or several hours after consumption of Slippery Elm bark.

Peppermint Leaf, Mentha piperita, organic

Avoid during pregnancy. Avoid with gastroesophageal reflux or with a hiatal hernia.  Avoid with significant gastrointestinal inflammation or gastrointestinal ulcers.  Co-administration of iron-fortified bread and Peppermint leaf tea reduced absorption of the iron by 84%.

This product is certified organic.


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