Taking care of a sick relative may inspire you to pick out some of their favorite comfort items that will aid in the recovery process. If your loved one usually avoids medicinal products but is in need of something to soothe their throat or clear out their nasal passages, purchase a cold and flu herbal tea variety that can be enjoyed while using the comfort aids that you have given them.
Herbal Varieties Come From Nature
Many plants contain leaves, flowers, stems, and berries are used to create herbal remedies that are noted for their positive attributes. Before traditional medication was manufactured, people relied on what they found in nature. If you have ever enjoyed an herbal soap blend or an oil variety and were convinced that either item aided with a condition that you were attempting to treat, an herbal tea works in the same manner and is only in a different form from a product that would need to be applied topically.
If you know what types of scents or tastes that your relative enjoys the most, use this information to help you pick out a cold and flu herbal tea that will be well-received by your loved one. If you would like to purchase a variety of tea that is sufficient for the specific symptoms that your relative is currently experiencing, either purchase a product that is designated for common colds or the flu or choose an herb variety that will help to suppress coughs and help clear nasal passages.
A Gift Basket May Be Appreciated
Surprise your family member with a gift basket that contains a couple packages of herbal tea, a new teapot and cup set, some reading materials, a blanket, a warming pillow, tissues, and slippers. This type of care package will help your relative recuperate, plus all of the items that are inside of the basket can also be utilized when your family member is feeling better and has returned to being able to care for their needs.
During your initial visit to your family member's home, steep a pot of fresh-brewed herbal tea and encourage your loved one to sit up so that they can enjoy sipping the tea. Give your relative the basket that contains all of the other items and allow plenty of time for them to rest or catch up on their reading while they are laying on the couch.