Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an expectorant to help relieve chest complaints, such as coughs and bronchitis.
Recommended dose: Adults and adolescents 14 years and older: Drink 1 cup (1 tea bag) 2-4 times daily. Adolescents 10-14 years: Drink 1 cup (1 tea bag) 1-3 times daily. Children 5-9 years: Drink 1 cup (1 tea bag) 1-2 times daily. Children 4-5 years: Drink 1 cup (1 tea bag) 1/2-1 times daily.
Directions for use: Pour 240 mL freshly boiled water over 1 tea bag and steep, covered, for 10-15 minutes. Gently squeeze the tea bag to release the remaining extract.
Duration of use: Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 4-6 weeks.
Cautions: Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have a liver disorder, or are pregnant.
Contraindications: Do not use if you have hypokalemia, high blood pressure, or a kidney or cardiovascular disorder. Do not use if you are taking thiazide diuretics, cardiac gylcosides, corticosteroids, stimulant laxatives or other medications which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance.