Herbal tea that is rich in antioxidants can help you battle a nasty cold or influenza. It is important to stay hydrated while you are feeling under the weather and some beverages may not appeal to you, especially if you are feeling nauseous and congested. Pick yourself up a box of herbal tea and accustom yourself to a tea-drinking ritual, which involves drinking a hot beverage, prior to laying down on the couch to watch a television program or right before heading off to bed for the night.
Choose A Variety
Some cold and flu herbal tea varieties are marketed to combat sickness. If you purchase this type of product, look for one that contains individually wrapped servings. If you want to explore your options and have a particular flavour in mind that you prefer or that piques your interest, purchase a lemon, elderberry, peppermint, or grassroot tea variety.
Each herb type possesses unique characteristics. If you have ever used essential oils before, you may be aware of some of the medicinal properties that herbs are noted for. If you are unfamiliar with herb types, stick to a flavour variety that sounds somewhat familiar, such as a citrus variety. Any type of herbal tea will taste like an upgraded version of a standard tea. You will taste soft notes of whatever additive is blended with the tea leaves, which can result in a satisfying and soothing experience.
When shopping for tea, look for new tea cups (either ceramic ones or disposable ones), creamer, sugar, and straws. The tea and the cups will make each tea drinking experience more enjoyable, plus you will have all of the items needed to treat others in your household to a satisfying beverage whenever they are feeling under the weather.
Drink, Rest, And Sleep
The steam that is emitted from a cup of fresh-brewed tea can assist with clearing your sinuses. This, in conjunction with the soothing effect that tea has when you swallow it may counteract the most annoying symptoms of your cold or the flu. When you feel a new sickness coming on, prepare yourself a cup of herbal tea and vow to take it easy for a few days. Sip the tea slowly and don't force yourself to finish an entire cup if you are not up to it. Rest and sleep often and continue to drink tea each day, until you feel better.
Look for cold and flu herbal tea at a shop near you.