It’s About Thyme

On June 25, 2014

For thousands (millions?) of years, people have been using food as medicine.  I, for one, will always opt for a natural remedy before diving into the hard stuff like prescription medications.

There is a huge world of research on the many different used of thousands of herbs, so I figured I’d start small, with one tiny little leaf you’ve definitely had before: Thyme.  And this is just the tip of the iceberg…

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In different cultures it was used for many different things, including

  • Respiratory health
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Antibiotic
  • Diuretic
  • Immune booster
  • Snakebites
  • Headaches

Ways to use thyme

  • Make a tea by infusing fresh herbs in boiling water.  This is helpful for chest infections, stomach chills, or irritable bowel.
  • Gargle this infusion for sore throats.
  • Dissolve 10 drops of thyme essential oil in 20 ml water and apply to insect bites or infected wounds.
  • Add 5 drops of essential oil to bath water for weakness and arthritic conditions.

Have you ever used thyme for medicinal reasons?  If so, for what and how? Please share in the comments!

 

*NOTE: It is important to do our own research and consult with a medical doctor before making any changes to your medicine.  Herbs can interact with prescription medications, do not use them lightly.

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