July 28, 2017
When you feel a flu coming, always have some flu healing tea?
A lot of traditional moms immediately give their children flu healing tea as soon as they see any coughing or fevers appear, but what medicinal herbs are actually used in the formulas? Common flu healing teas use cold-natured herbs like honeysuckle, arctium, and mint, etc, and the main effects are to dispel wind and heat, clear heat to detox. If you are not experiencing any flu symptoms, then drinking flu healing tea as a preventative measure is not suitable. The common flu healing formulas also known as ‘boxed tea’ commonly focus on dispelling wind-chill, but there are actually four types of flus- wind chill, wind heat, wind dampness, and asthenic. In addition, people nowadays have poor dietary habits and lifestyle leading to different body constitutions which further complicates the issue, so a single flu formula would not be suitable for everyone. If you do not know the cause of your flu, it is easy to take the wrong medicine, which can make your body even weaker. It is still better to consult a Chinese medicine practitioner, especially during this summer flu peak season, seeing a professional earlier is recommended.