Thyme has been popular for centuries, and it has been commonly used to treat various ailments, from flu to epileptic seizures.
During the middle ages, people mixed thyme with lavender in equal amounts and sprinkled on the floors of churches to get rid of any unwanted odors.
Moreover, it has also been used to heal wounds and prevent infections, and it was applied crushed on the affected areas. Its volatile essential oils are high in antiviral, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, anti-parasitic, and anti-fungal properties.
Its regular use will lower the viral load in the body, so it is excellent in the case of lupus, tinnitus, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, vertigo, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and rheumatoid arthritis. All you need to do to treat these conditions is to drink thyme tea every morning.
Thyme is high in vitamins and minerals, including iron, potassium, and calcium, which helps proper red blood cell formation, blood pressure regulation, and distribution of antioxidants in the body. It is also abundant in folic acid, B-complex vitamins, vitamin A, and C.
Furthermore, it has powerful cancer preventive properties, as it is rich in terpenoids such as rosmarinic and ursolic acids. Regular consumption raises the amount of DHA in the kidney, brain, and heart cell membranes.
The essential oils in thyme have strong expectorant and bronchial antispasmodic properties and are thus excellent in the treatment and prevention of:
- throat infections
- acute and chronic bronchitis
- sore throats
- inflammation of the mouth
How to Prepare Thyme Tea
What to use:
- A handful of dried or fresh thyme
- A covered container for brewing and straining
Method of preparation:
1. Use 1 tablespoon of dried thyme for a cup of water, but if you use fresh thyme use more. Put the thyme in the brewing container.
2. Pour the thyme with water and place it on heat to boil.
3. Cover the container and infuse for 5 minutes.
4. Strain the mixture and serve.
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