Linseed Tea for Chest/lung problems
by Caroline O'Sullivan
I read in a book recently about linseed tea being a good remedy for Chest Congestion & Nagging Cough.
My mother suffers from COPD and usually is breathless. She also is prone to a lot of chest infections. I started making the linseed tea and she takes a glass each day.
After the first week she found a great improvement in her breathing. She has been taking this tea now for the past three months and has not had a chest infection, reduced her steriods from 4 a day to 1 a day, and is coughing less.
As the tea is tastless, I add apple juice, ginger root, honey and cloves.
Bring to boil 1/2 litre of water, 1/2 apple juice, ginger root, 8 whole cloves and 3 tablespoons of honey.
Simmer for 15 minutes and strain. The tea becomes like a jelly solution so it is best to sip it slowly when cool. It can be stored in the fridge for 3 days.