Breathe is an herbal cold and flu remedy of Yarrow, Hyssop, Elderflower, and Mint. Yarrow and Elderflower are both diaphoretic, meaning they encourage sweating and will help break a fever. Yarrow is astringent and drying which can greatly help those with a sinus infection, wet cough, or even sinus allergies. Yarrow helps to dry up and move excess mucous out of the respiratory system while reducing inflammation in sensitive mucous membranes.
Similarly, Elderflower is anti-inflammatory, astringent, and decongestant. Elderflower acts as a gentle nervine which can help ease tension and anxiety.
Peppermint and Spearmint are gently decongesting, can help reduce a headache associated with sinus pressure and make this tisane taste great.
If you feel a head cold coming on this is a great tisane to turn to. But you don't have to be sick to enjoy this tea, its wonderful anytime.
ingredients: Yarrow, Hyssop, Elderflower, and Peppermint.
We use medicinal dosing in our teas, which means they are strong. Imbibing for enjoyment, you of course are welcome to play around with strength and potency. We recommend 2tsp per cup of hot water and to let steep at minimum for 60 seconds. You will want to cover your tea while steeping to make sure you get all the volatile oils from the mint family. The longer this tea sits in hot water the more bitter it will get, which is great for digestion, and some prefer that taste. If you don’t care for the bitterness, we recommend straining after 1-2 minutes of steeping for maximum respiratory aide.