Better Health With Thyme
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) has an exceptionally long history of use. Even the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians burned the herb in places of importance such as temples because the oils in the smoke had antimicrobial or purifying qualities.
Thyme is also known to work well for congestion and chest colds because of its expectorant properties. It helps break up mucus and has even been used to assist with conditions such as bronchitis and other respiratory-related illnesses.
As earlier civilizations knew, the herb has antiseptic qualities. It has antiviral and antibacterial properties that are just the ticket when you’re dealing with general cold or flu symptoms. Given that thyme is a great source of vitamins C and A, it’s a perfect fit for trying to preempt a cold or to help battle a full-blown attack.
Here’s a quick and simple thyme tea recipe:
Thyme Tea Recipe for Decongestion
- Heat your kettle to a boil and add water and thyme in a mug.
- Cover so oils don’t escape. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Add fresh squeezed lemon and raw honey to taste. Enjoy better health!