Have you ever noticed that cold weather and coughs seem to go together? I mean, I know you can get a cough any time of year, but they just seem more prevalent in the winter. I’m almost positive it has something to do with the dry, circulated, heated air, and the lack of substantial sunshine. No matter what the reason though, coughs are one winter visitor that can keep moving on down the road. To help with that my family uses this combination of herbs. They are chosen specifically for their medicinal actions against coughs and sore throats. They’re even pretty tasty. Add in a little honey and a dried orange slice and you might even forget that the whole point of this tea is medicinal.
Medicinal Properties: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Astringent, Diaphoretic, Febrifuge
Magickal Properties: Healing, Love, Protection, Strength
Cinnamon helps control virulent actions by many microorganisms.
Medicinal Properties: Analgesic, Anodyne, Antiseptic, Astringent, Disinfectant, Expectorant, Germicide
Magickal Properties: Courage, Love, Protection
Has strong broad spectrum antibiotic properties and is considered to be one of the most powerful germicidal agents in the herb kingdom.
Medicinal Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-spasmodic, Expectorant
Magickal Properties: Healing, Protection, Purification, Strength
Helps to clear mucus from the lungs.
Medicinal Properties: Adaptogen, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Emollient, Expectorant, Pectoral
Magickal Properties: Love, Protection
Licorice is recommended for soothing throats. It soothe the chest and helps bring up phlegm. It soothes and heals inflamed mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.
Medicinal Properties: Astringent, Demulcent, Emollient, Mucilant
Magickal Properties: Protective, Cleansing
Soothing for any sore or inflamed part of the body. Can be used to soothe and heal mucous membranes such as the lungs.
Slippery Elm Bark
Medicinal Properties: Astringent, Demulcent, Emollient, Expectorant, Mucilant, Pectoral
Magickal Properties: Protection
Used internally for lung problems. Soothes, on contact, any inflamed or irritated area (such as sore throats). Allows the body to heal itself by coating the irritated areas with its mucilaginous properties.
Medicinal Properties: Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Diaphoretic, Disinfectant, Expectorant, Germicide
Magickal Properties: Healing, Purification, Strength, Sleep
Thyme’s disinfectant and germicidal effects are greatest in diseases of the upper respiratory passages. Used to fight infection. Reported to remove mucus from the head, lungs, and respiratory passages. Has been used as a remedy for shortness of breath.
Wild Cherry Bark
Medicinal Properties: Anti-catarrhal, Anti-tussive, Astringent, Expectorant, Pectoral
Magickal Properties: Love
Used to treat ailments of the lungs. Often used in cough syrups. Wild Cherry’s tonic action is mild soothing and slightly stringent to eh mucous membranes, especially those of the respiratory organs. It calms respiratory nerves and allays cough and asthma. It soothes nerve irritations of the lungs and loosens mucus in the throat and chest. Wild Cherry is a very useful expectorant, used as a remedy for all catarrhal conditions. Best used for bronchial disorders that are caused by hardened accumulation of mucus.
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Witchy Gypsy Throat & Cough Care Tea Blend
28g = approximately 14 teaspoons
To Use: Add 1 teaspoon per cup of tea. Steep for 10-15 minutes.
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Disclaimer: Please note that I am a not medical professional and everything written here is a product of my own research. Don’t take any advice given here over that of a trained doctor. If you ingest any herbs, always make sure that you’re 100% sure that they’re safe. If you’re pregnant or giving to a child, always consult a doctor before ingesting herbs and plant you aren’t familiar with. Magical instruction and spells are for personal entertainment purposes only. The desired result/outcome cannot be guaranteed as a result of using any magical item, and should not be used as a replacement for medical/professional assistance.