Recommended use: Traditionally used in herbal medicine as an expectorant to help relieve chest complaints, such as coughs and bronchitis.
Recommended dose: Adults: Drink 1 cup 3-4 times daily.
Directions of use: Pour 240 mL boiling water over 1 tea bag in a cup and steep, covered, for 10-15 minutes. Gently squeeze the tea bag to release any remaining extract. Add honey if desired, especially in dry climates.
Duration of use: Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 4-6 weeks.
Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a liver disorder or if you are taking prescription drugs.
Contraindications: Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if you are allergic to anethole or plants of the Apiaceae/Carrot family. Do not use if you are taking thiazide diuretics, cardiac glycosides, corticosteroids, stimulant laxatives or other medications which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance. Do not use if you have hypokalemia, high blood pressure, or a kidney or cardiovascular disorder.
Adverse reactions: Hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) has been known to occur (rare cases); in which case, discontinue use.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN