CAN SIPPING HOT TEA CURE A COLD?

Posted on Thu, Sep 29, 2016

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It is that time of year again, time for sniffling and sneezing, coughing, and body aches... the cold season is upon us. I am already feeling the effects of the drastic weather changes in my area, luckily I have not had a full-blown cold yet but, I am sure it is coming. As I am not one to readily take any sort of medicine, I am prepared to turn to my favorite remedy...hot tea. I know that hot tea is not going to "cure" a cold but, it will certainly pacify the symptoms, and when it comes to a minor bout that is all I am looking for. 

There benefits herbal teas bring with them are endless but, when it comes specifically to battling a cold there are a few major advantages:

  • Sipping hot tea can help alleviate nasal congestion as the high temperature tends to loosen discharge.
  • Hot tea will soothe all of the areas the common cold affects including your nose and throat.
  • Drinking tea throughout the day will help keep you hydrated which is supremely important when you are ill, especially with a fever.
  • Some teas are able to numb a sore throat.
  • Herbal teas may help strengthen your weakened immune system. 
  • Teas are packed with antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation.
  •  Teas are rich in certain vitamins and minerals that can aid your body in repairing itself.
  • Those that contain caffeine can help give you that extra boost to power through obligations that force you to leave the comfort of your bed.

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Homemade teas are my forte, I adore fresh mint with lemon or rosemary and honey but, when I am not feeling well, that is far too much work. In these desperate times of need, I turn to my one and only Keurig brewer. 

There are plenty of Keurig Kcup teas to choose from and I am certain they will all soothe your woes but, these four have had particularly great qualities when it comes to aiding in my recovery. I hope that they help you too!

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