Red clover tea is a time tested remedy for respiratory disorders. The herbal tea acts as an expectorant. By expelling the phlegm from the lungs, red clover tea helps in clearing the airways and provides relief from lung congestion. Moreover, compounds with antimicrobial properties found in red clover tea helps in providing relief from respiratory infections. Red clover also contains compounds with anti-inflammatory property that helps in reducing inflammation of the airways, thereby easing oxygen flow in the lungs. No adverse reaction has been reported so far following intake of red clover tea for treating cough and bronchitis. Nevertheless, if you are taking an anticoagulant drug and birth control pill or undergoing estrogen therapy, consult your doctor before taking red clover tea.
Here Is How You Should Make Red Clover Tea To Treat Cough And Respiratory Problems:
Red Clover And Honey Tea
To prepare this herbal tea you can use either fresh red clover blossoms or dried flowers. To prepare four cups of tea you will need one cup of fresh red clover flowers or half a cup of dried flowers. Honey, apart from adding to the taste of the tea, boosts the expectorant and antiseptic property of the herbal tea that helps in providing fast relief from the respiratory problem.
Pour four cups of boiling water in a teapot. Add the red clover blossoms and steep for 10 minutes. Strain the tea and add one to two tablespoons of honey to the herbal tea. Drink warm red clover tea twice or thrice a day.
Red Clover And Mint Tea
The soothing effect of mint helps in calming the discomfort and irritation in the throat that triggers coughing. Moreover, mint helps in loosening the phlegm and provides relief from congestion. To boost the expectorant effect of red clover tea, you can add peppermint or spearmint to your herbal tea recipe.
Steep one cup of fresh red clover flowers or ½-cup of dried flowers and two tablespoons of peppermint or spearmint leaves in 32 oz of hot water. Strain the tea after 10 minutes. Sweeten the tea with sugar, maple syrup or honey.
Red Clover, Thyme, Sage And Ginger Tea
This is a powerful mixture of herbs with expectorant property. Just as red clover blossoms, sage, thyme and ginger too help in loosening the mucus and fighting respiratory infections. For fast relief from cough and cold, drink this herbal tea thrice a day.
To prepare the herbal tea you will need one tablespoon of dry red clover flowers and half a tablespoon each of dry sage and dry thyme, one teaspoon of grated ginger, two cups of water and honey according to taste. Steep the herbs and ginger in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain the tea and sweeten with honey.