If you are in a time zone that has still cold weather at the moment, chances are you already had or will soon get a cold, cough and/or the flu. This Bougainvillea tea against cough may be just what you need.

I live in Mexico and during the winter holidays we did a road trip in the Quintana Roo,Yucatan and Campeche Provinces. Most of the time we got around 30 C / 86 F. We arrived back in Mexico and it was  freezing! Needless to say, I was feeling a bit under the weather and started coughing pretty fast.

A Mexican friend had told me about this miracle Bougainvillea tea against cough and although I was reluctant to believe her, I decided to give it a try this time.

It works better if you get the purple flowers according to her. Good thing all I have to do is to go to the garden and pick some. I took it this morning and have never coughed since. She advised me to take it twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. It also works faster if your cough is not full-blown.

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Bougainvillea tea against cough

Serves 1

  • 1 cup purple Bougainvillea flowers, just the petals.
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp honey

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Bring water to the boil with the cinnamon stick.

Let it boil for about two minutes and then add the flowers for about two minutes more.

Remove the flowers and the cinnamon stick. Mix in the honey and it’s done! That easy!

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  • Mari says:

    Where can I get the purple Bougainvillea flowers? I live in Arkansas where this flowers are not grown. I’ve looked online but haven’t found a seller. My son has been coughing for four months now. He’s on three asthma medicines to help with the cough but he himself doesn’t have asthma. A handful of the flowers landed on my hands and it was a miracle. I made the tea and my son’s coughing decreased from all night long (to the point of throwing up) to just a couple coughs through the night. Do you know where I can find a seller online? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

    • Maria says:

      I’m sorry Mari I don’t know. I usually got the flowers from my garden in Mexico whenever we had cough. It is really a wonderful tea. Since I’ve been living in Austria, it has been difficult to find the purple flowers. I’m travelling in Mexico at the moment. If I can find something online here I will let you know.

  • Alex Terrones says:

    I need to purchase tea of bougainvillea, what is a good site to purchases this type of tea?

    • Maria says:

      Hello Alex, Bougainvillea tea is a natural remedy and I usually used the purple flowers in my garden to make it. I have never seen it in commercial form.

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