headache, coughing, and fever
If I had symptoms such as a headache, coughing, and fever I would probably make a tea with sage, feverfew, lavender and horehound. The sage can be made simply by pouring 1 pint of boiling water on to 1 OZ. of the dried herb, but an old-fashioned way of making it is more elaborate and the result is a pleasant drink, cooling in fevers, and also a cleanser and purifier of the blood. Half an ounce of fresh Sage leaves, 1 OZ. of sugar, the juice of 1 lemon, or 1/4 OZ. of grated rind, are infused in a quart of boiling water and strained off after half an hour. Feverfew has been confirmed to relax the tension/constrict blood vessels, easing the painful pressure. It also reduces inflammation and pain overall with a substance called parthenolide, which has results similar to taking a daily aspirin, but without the side effects. Lavender has a relaxing result in helping with the discomfort of being sick. The horehound is used as expectorants and tonics which will help with the coughing. Horehound is generally safe; If used as a digestive aid it may upset ulcers or disturb stomach problems and too much horehound may increase the risk of abnormal heart rhythms. Not recommend during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and should not be used with infants.
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