Happy T(ea) day to you! I was laying on the couch last night watching a new show called "Resurrection" and nursing the remains of last week's sickness, with a terrible cough that is lingering. I snapped a photo of the coffee table beside me originally intending to post that on this T(ea) for Tuesday, I was drinking water by the gallon to coat my throat.
Until I saw this:
My cough drops are actually made from tea! Who would've thought?
So, being naturally curious, I did a little more reasearch. Horehound tea is an herbal tea made with the leaves of the white horehound plant. The horehound plant is a perennial herb that is often seen growing in open meadows and pastures, as well as in waste places, along railroad tracks and on roadsides in many parts of the coastal U.S., in Canada, as well as in Great Britain, France and Germany. The horehound is characterized by the possession of a very tough and fiber rich rootstock that sends up many bushy, square shaped and down covered stems. The horehound has distinct shaped leaves, which tend to be wrinkled, have a rough texture on the top and are wooly textured on the underside. Tea brewed with horehound leaves can be used to treat a wide variety of minor ailments. It is particularly effective in alleviating the symptoms of upper respiratory disorders, such as wheezing, coughing or asthma, and aids in eliminating mucus congestion.
These cough drops really do work, too!
If you're interested in learning more about T(ea) for Tuesdays, visit Elizabeth on her blog and maybe we'll see you next Tuesday!