Licorice Ginger Tea for Chest Congestion

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

Licorice Ginger Tea for Chest Congestion
General Information
  • TypeInfusions
  • DifficultyEasy
  • Estimated Time17 minutes
  • Yield2 servings

Ingredients

  • Ginger
    Ginger
  • Licorice
    Licorice
  • Water
    Water

Directions

This healing licorice ginger tea is an effective remedy for cough and chest congestion. Licorice's active component, glycyrrhizin, has been shown to effectively reduce the length and intensity of chest congestions. Ginger, on the other hand, contains terpenoids, which can help lessen cough by exerting their anti-inflammatory effects on the respiratory system. 

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a small pot and bring it to a boil. (5 minutes)
  2. Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. (10 minutes)
  3. Then remove from heat and strain the tea, reserving the liquid and descarding the roots. Enjoy warm! (2 minutes)

To boost your immune system with this licorice ginger even more, let it cool a little bit before adding a teaspoon of naturally antimicrobial honey and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

In acute cases of chest congestion, you may drink a cup a day. For long-term prevention, drink up to two cups weekly.

Keep in mind that high amounts of licorice should be avoided as they might cause unwanted and potentially serious side effects.