Throughout the centuries, thyme has been used as a natural remedy for numerous health problems, from flu to epileptic seizures. Often times, it was mixed with lavender to clean church floors in the middle ages. Prior to modern medicine, crushed thyme was put on bandages to speed up the healing of wounds and to prevent infections.
The essential oils in thyme are rich in anti-rheumatic, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, and antifungal characteristics. When taken regularly, thyme tea lowers the viruses in the body which is significant in the fight against fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s, multiple sclerosis, lupus, vertigo, etc.
Thyme is also rich in minerals and vitamins and potassium, calcium, and iron, which are known to regulate the blood pressure, distribute antioxidants in the body, and aid the formation of red blood cells. Moreover, it contains B-complex vitamins, A and C vitamins, and folic acid. It’s rich in bioflavonoids and volatile oils, including thymol-an essential oil with potent antioxidant characteristics.
What’s more, thyme has cancer preventive properties and its regular consumption has been shown to increase the DHA in brain, kidney, and heart cell membranes. The essential oils in thyme can treat acute and chronic bronchitis, sore throat, cough, asthma, laryngitis, mouth inflammation, throat infection, and gingivitis.
THYME TEA RECIPE
You will need:
A handful of fresh or dried thyme
A container for brewing and straining
Put the herbs in the brewing container, around a tsp per one cup of water. Pour over boiling water and cover the container and leave it to steep for 5 minutes. Afterwards, strain it into the mug and drink it.