I was recently hit with one of the worst colds I’ve experienced in years. It started with a terrible sore throat and difficulty swallowing, which eventually led to complete loss of voice. This was accompanied by other common cold symptoms like head and chest pain, sneezing, coughing and runny nose. I try to avoid antibiotics unless it’s absolutely necessary. But I’m also frustrated by the cold remedies on the market as many contain high FODMAP ingredients like fructose or sorbitol. Even most of the cough drops and lozenges contain honey or artificial sweeteners ending in “-ol.” The last thing we need when we’re battling sinus pain, runny nose, wheezing and coughing is an outbreak of IBS symptoms. That was the genesis of the Low FODMAP Lemon Verbena Mint Ginger Tea. It’s ridiculously easy to make — after all, it’s just pouring hot water onto herbal ingredients. But of course, nothing’s always that easy for us FODMAPers.
Benefits of Low FODMAP Lemon Verbena Mint Ginger Tea
Lemon Verbena is believed to reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, reduce fevers and clear up congestion.
Ginger is well known as an immune booster and a strong arsenal for colds and flus. It also aids in loosening up phlegm because it is a natural expectorant that breaks down and removes mucus.
Mint also acts as an expectorant and helps in the expulsion of phlegm. Its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help relieve inflammation and helps you recover faster.
Colloidal Silver is known to prevent flus, common colds and H1N1 (swine) flu. Of course in this case, I already had the cold, but it has antibacterial and immune boosting properties, as well as treating lung conditions. Make sure you are buying high quality, pure and safe colloidal silver, like Natural Immunogenics Sovereign Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol for Immune Support Dropper, 10 ppm, 4 oz(118ml).