With allergies being so bad this season, I thought that I would share my “special thyme tea” recipe.Â When kids are young and sick, there is not much that you can give them to soothe their symptoms.Â I came up with this simple tea recipe when my little ones were sick with runny noses and congestion that seemed to never end.Â It really helps them to breathe better and soothes coughing too.Â The recipe consists mostly of things that you probably already have and kids love the way it tastes!Â Oh yeah, and grown ups love it too.
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tsp of thyme (good for relieving chest congestion and drainage – also good to inhale the steam for head and chest congestion)
- couple dashes of cinnamon (good for soothing sore throat)
- couple squeezes of lemon (good for relieving chest congestion and drainage) *If you can find fresh mandarine oranges, they are even better for relieving congestion!
- a big squeeze of honey or more if you like (good to soothe sore throat and cough and taste!)
Put the water in a sauce pan with the thyme and cinnamon.Â Bring it to a boil and turn it down to a simmer for about 10 minutes or so.Â While waiting for the tea to finish, squeeze a thick slice of lemon into a mug and add honey.Â When the tea is finished, strain it into the mug and let it cool a little.Â When I make it for the kids, I usually add some cool water at the end to cool it off for them.Â You can adjust any of the ingredients to your liking.Â Hope you enjoy, but mostly I hope it makes you feel better!