Bougainvillea Tea – A Natural Cough Remedy

Now it’s the season of Bougainvillea. The beauty speaks, when you stare at her. She can gift you hundreds of words to compose your poetry. Or in short, she can quench your thirst. She mixes her fragrance in the air and it will make you adorn her beauty with your words. She loves it, when you glorify her beauty. She smiles, when you embellish her with your words ♥

Jaysri Writes

We have been so fortunate to meet an extraordinary couple, who invited us to stay with them in Kas, Southern Turkey. We have learnt so many things about the local Turkish culture, history, politics, food and people. One of the truly beautiful things I discovered was that the stunning and prolific Bougainvillea that I see daily in this area can be used to make a tea, and one that is very beneficial in particular for an early onset cough. This is a recipe that is used widely in Mexico and is passed down through the generations as an essential natural remedy.

Bougainvillea Topiary, Kas Turkey ♥

Bouganivillea comes in an array of gorgeous colours, Purple, Red, Pink, Salmon and White. In some cultures it symbolises peace and an encouraging portrayal of free trade between two establishments. The beautifully coloured petals have antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Avoid using the stems and thorns as these can cause an allergic type reaction to the skin. As with all herbal remedies exercise caution and gain further information if you are pregnant or have any underlying health conditions.

Stunning Bougainvillea Vine ♥

Benefits of Bougainvillea
A natural cough remedy
Eases sore throat
Relieves ulcers
Assists with joint pain
Can help with diabetes
Stops diarrhea
Raises blood pressure

Yellow Bougainvillea ♥

Bougainvillea Tea Recipe:

1 generous cup of purple bougainvillea petals
2 Cups of Fresh Cold Water
Cinnamon Stick or 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
A few whole Cloves
1 Clove of garlic sliced
Honey to taste


Remove Bougainvillea petals from the stem and wash thoroughly
Bring the cold water to the boil
Add Petals, Cinnamon Stick or powder, Cloves and Garlic
Simmer gently for 10 minutes
Strain if you prefer then pour into a glass or teacup
Add honey to taste. Enjoy.
Best taken in the morning and evening

{Medical Disclaimer: I am not a medical practitioner or midwife. Please do your own research and consult your medical care provider with any questions}

White Bougainvillea ♥

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36 thoughts on “Bougainvillea Tea – A Natural Cough Remedy

  1. Fantastic, thank you so much for popping in and commenting. Please let me know what you think of it when you get to try. Stay safe and well. Blessings ♥


  2. This is so amazing..Bougainvillea is the commonest flowering plant here in India. I had never heard of it being edible at all….and a tea !!?? That would be the most outstanding delicacy in my tea world. Quite a tea-er my self, this is great info!

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    1. Thanks Talat glad it sounds appealing to you. Let me know if you try it, would love to hear your thoughts 🌺


  3. This was such an interesting read! I always love posts where I learn something new. It sounds like a great addition to anyone’s tea collection!x

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    1. It is amazing what we can use from our own backyards isn’t it. So glad you enjoyed this post.


  4. Absolutely stunning photos – thank you so much for sharing! Beautiful flowers – who knew they had such fab medicinal properties too!?


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    1. Yes so crazy really, all these years I’ve just thought they were pretty, but now we know they are useful too. Thanks for popping in. Hope you choose to follow ☕🙏


  5. It’s always good to explore new things and moreover to share that information. Thank you for sharing this piece i was not aware of Bougainvillea Tea.

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