Cold weather tea: Kung Flu Fighter!
You guys are always asking us for a cold busting tea & we love recommending Kung Flu Fighter!, our cold weather tea blend. This blend has both echinacea and eucalyptus, both said to be healing herbs perfect for soothing cold and flu symptoms.
Evening Standard featured us in their fab review on the best teas for fighting cold and flu symptoms!
Eucalyptus tea can sooth topical cold and flu symptoms, as well as supporting your immune system, could make it the perfect choice if you are under the weather.
The leaves of the Eucalyptus tree, native to Australia, have been used to make tea for centuries. Tea (and oils and balms) made from the eucalyptus plant is well known for its ability to soothe cold related aliments such as sore throats, blocked sinuses, chapped skin, flu and fevers.
Eucalyptus oil is a common ingredient in vapour rub type balms as well as lip and skin balms because it is said to help to clear phlegm and mucus associated with colds, sooth chapped skin (from all that nose blowing!) as well as having anti-bacterial properties.
Echinacea is another ‘under the weather’ tea which has been used in traditional herbal medicine for centuries to support your immune system, especially if you are suffering from colds or flu.
A warm drink can always help sooth a sore throat but echinacea is said to be particularly effective at reducing swollen glands and inflamed throats.
Drinking echinaea tea is said to help speed up recovery once a cold has hit and also help build up immunity and resistance if drunk regularly throughout the winter months.