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Abango: The Indigenous Respiratory Relief Elixir

Running to Breath

 Immunol Anti-Inflammatory Expectorant Elixir

 These Fires and lingering bad air quality in California has made me reach for my Abango Tea more often than normal. For this reason I want to share with you my go-to elixir and its benefits.

I source my loose tea from Mexico. From vendors that I know have the highest quality herbs, and are grown from indigenous pesticide-free lands.

Growing up, my Grandma had a cure for everyhting. I always trusted her more than any Doctor. 

It was those days in Mexico; mid 1980s where they still incorporated old traditional indigenous healing remedies with Western Medicine. 

One of the teas or elixirs that my Mama Chuey use to give us, (Maternal Grandmother) was the Abango Tea. She would grow all the herbs herself, dry them, and boil, steep, and drain the elixir into a mug. 

It always made me feel so good. 

Recently, I have been suffering with a form of Dyesthesia. When I am under prolonged hours of flourescent light, or RF-EMFs (too much on the phone, computer, 5g Towers, etc), I get extreme tingling, electric shock feeling, inflammation on my face and ears, and a hive looking blotches on my skin.

Everytime, I drink my Abango Elixir (take 1-2 full cups ), within about 30 minutes the inflammation starts going away (I also ice my skull and areas of inflammation as well), and I start feeling so much better!


Let's dig right into the Herbs in Abango and its Benefits:

  • Echinecea (Echinecea purpursa): Echinacea purpurea stimulates the overall activity of the cells responsible for fighting a lot of  infections. Unlike antibiotics, which directly attack bacteria, Purple coneflower makes our own immune cells more efficient at attacking bacteria, viruses and abnormal cells, including cancer cells. It increases the number and activity of immune system cells including anti-tumor cells, promotes T-cell activation, stimulates new tissue growth for wound healing and reduces inflammation in arthritis and inflammatory skin conditions. Echinacea purpurea also inhibits an enzyme (hyaluronidase) secreted by bacteria to help them gain access to healthy cells, which then naturally helps combat inflammation.


  •  Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus L.): According to the University of Maryland Medical Centre, Aborigines used the oil to combat fungal and skin infections, and to reduce fevers. Arguably one of the best-known health benefits of eucalyptus oil is in treating a wide range of respiratory conditions, such as coughs and colds, and even relieving the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis and sinusitis. It's also a powerful decongestant, and many people inhale steam infused with vapours from the oil to relieve a blocked-up nose.


  •  Mullein (Gnaphalium spp): Gordolobo (In Spanish) and related species have been used for centuries in Mexico and other Latin American countries, chiefly to expel phlegm (mucus), to treat bronchial asthma and coughs. Gordolobo tea is also used for gastrointestinal complaints, due to its purportedly anti-inflammatory activity.


  • Mexican Indigo (Justicia spicigera): (Most commonly Justicia (whole plant is used) is ingested as a tea to remedy dengue, to control heart disease, increase circulation, and the fruit is used to treat respiratory conditions. It is also commonly used as a digestive aid for constipation, and as a remedy for menstrual cramps and other muscle pains.


  • Propolis, Thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.): This herb is commonly known as thyme. The herb contains numbers of antioxidant and antibacterial compounds used also as an ailment. Due to its antiseptic properties, it provides a soothing effect to a sore throat and act as an astringent, anthelmintic, carminative and disinfectant.


  •  Elder (Sambucus Mexicana): Mexican Elderberry. The flowers contain essential oil, flavonoids (kaempferol, quercetin), quercetin glycosides (rutin, hyperoside, isoquercitrin), triterpenes, sterols, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, tannins, pectin, sugars, and mucus. The elderberry flowers have expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties and are often used to treat ailments related to the respiratory system. Elderberry has been reported to have beneficial effects when used with antibiotics to treat sinus infection.The elderflowers are classically used for colds, flu, and to reduce high fever, as they contain strong diaphoretic and cooling activity.

Together, this elixir is all around amazing!

Brewing instructions: pour one cup of boiling water over one spoonfull of the loose tea. Allow it to steep for two or three minutes. Then drain, and drink. 

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