Runny Nose? Try Elderflower Tea
Oh how annoying a runny nose can be! Or is “sniffles” a better word? Well, by either title, it’s a nuisance. Anytime you have a runny nose, think about drinking elderflower tea. Elderflower makes a rich, full-tasting, caffeine-free herbal tea.
If you drink this tea throughout allergy season, it will help to reduce itchy eyes and a runny nose. Elderberry eases respiratory symptoms from excess mucous, cough, throat strain or discomfort to muscle strain.
Elderflower has long been enjoyed in Europe. The U.S. is slowly starting to catch up.
Homemade Elderflower Tea Recipe for that runny nose:
3 cups water
3 tablespoons dried elder flowers
Let steep for two hours. Strain out the flowers, re-heat and drink 3 cups a day.
More About the Elder Berry
Elder Berry has been used in European folk medicine since antiquity for a host of maladies, ranging from joint discomfort and constipation to respiratory problems.
Elder berries are high in anthocyanidins, powerful purple pigment compounds that act as potent antioxidants, and includes vitamin C.
The berries anthocyanidins help ease the joints by its antioxidant activity. It also detoxifies tissues and promotes better digestion.
Stock up on elderflower tea for the coming winter and beat that runny nose and those sniffles!