This tea has a blend of elderberry, chamomile, lemongrass, dried ginger root, chopped orange peel and with a sprinkle of both thyme and turmeric. All components in this tea work together to offer relief when one has a cold with a potential bad cough. It should aid in clearing up the respiratory system (throat, nostrils, lungs, etc.) so you can breathe more comfortably and clearly. With the strong boost of antioxidants and vitamin c, that cold should be on its way out.