Through the centuries thyme has been used as a treatment for a number of ailments, from influenza to epileptic seizures.
During the middle ages, people mixed thyme with lavender and sprinkled on the floors of churches to eliminate any unwanted odors.
Moreover, it has also been applied crushed on the affected areas, in order to heal wounds and prevent infections.Thyme essential oils have antiviral, anti-rheumatic, anti-parasitic and anti-fungal properties.
Consuming thyme tea on a regular basis can help reduce the viral load in the body, which makes it very beneficial in dealing with:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome,
- Multiple sclerosis,
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis,
- and rheumatoid arthritis.
To treat these conditions, you only need to drink thyme tea every morning!
Thyme is naturally high in vitamins and minerals, including iron, potassium, and calcium. These can help for proper red blood cell formation, blood pressure regulation and distribution of antioxidants in the body. Thyme is also abundant in folic acid, B-complex vitamins, vitamin A, and C.
Also, it is important to know that thyme has powerful cancer preventive properties, as it is rich in terpenoids (like rosmarinic and ursolic acids). It has been found that the regular thyme consumption elevates DHA amount in kidney, brain, and heart cell membranes.
Because the essential oils in thyme have strong expectorant and bronchial antispasmodic properties, it makes thyme excellent for treating and preventing of:
- Throat infections,
- Acute and chronic bronchitis,
- Sore throats,
- Treat inflammation of the mouth.
THYME TEA RECIPE:
Ingredients you need:
- Thyme (dried or a handful of fresh),
- A covered container for brewing and straining,
- Put some herbs in your brewing container – about 1 tsp dried herbs per cup of water. For fresh herbs, use more.
- Take the water off the boil and pour it over the thyme.
- Cover and infuse for about 5 minutes.
- After that strain it and enjoy your tea!