There is no cure for the common cold. You just need a little patience and a lot of fluids to kick this nasty bug, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a little support from some healthy tea. These teas probably won’t cure your cold, but they may help to make it more manageable, providing you with an uplifting boost of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds.
And if you add a hearty dollop of honey to these teas—which has been used to treat cold, flu, coughs, and sore throats for hundreds, if not thousands, of years—you’ll boost their cold-curing potential even more.
In Greece, sideritis tea is praised for its apparent curative properties. In the United Kingdom, we reach for vitamin C tablets at the first sign of a cold, but in Greece they brew a cup of this ancient tea. It may help strengthen your immune system, support healthy bodily functions, and perk you up when you’re feeling down.
To learn more about this tea and other teas to drink when you have a cold, see below.