Thyme Herb Remedies And Benefits

Thyme has many herbal medicinal qualities long overlooked. Read on to find out what and why.

Thyme has been used in kitchens throughout the world for centuries and more to flavor stews and mix with roast potatoes. It is a widely used and popular herb found in nearly every kitchen cabinet. It is easy to obtain and relatively inexpensive to purchase fresh or dried. This wonderfully fragrant herb has many uses in the kitchen, but the ones that I wish to discuss here are the ones that most people overlook or never knew of in the first place.

Thyme is derrived from a Greek word meaning courage. The roman soldiers of long ago would bathe in it to invigorate themselves for battle, and the ladies of yore would sew sprigs of the herb into the vests of their errant knights as a token of good luck. The Egyptians used it in their infamous ceremonies as an ingredient in their embalming fluids; it is known to be both a preservative and an antifungal agent.

One of the most useful factors of this herb is its antiseptic qualities. Used as a tea bag and warmed it can cure styes, and greatly aid pink eye or conjunctivitus. The combination of the soothing warmth of the tea bags and the drawing qualities of the herb add up to pure relief when used in this manner.

If you grow it as a fresh herb in your garden it can be crushed and used to clean cuts and scrapes, giving you an immediate garden antiseptic remedy. These qualities have ben proven by laboratory tests and these tests have shown that it does in FACT destroy many forms of fungus and disease causing bacteria. If drank as a tea or eaten raw it can help gastroenteritis greatly, too. Because of its antispasmodic qualities it is also of great relief to women suffering from cramps during their monthly periods.

used as a tea it can relive both hangovers and also most herbalists recommend it as a digestive aid or tonic. Finally, it is a great cough remedy. Many herbalists recommend its usage for whooping cough, cold, and for sore throats. It is a plant that attracts bees easily and the honey produced by these thyme bees can be readily found in most good supermarkets. This honey plus the teas, that I mentioned before, are the best remedies available for these ailments.

Thyme is the equal to the trachea, bronchial tubes, and lungs in what it is capable of , that mint is to the stomach and the intestines. I recommend and have used it for myself happily every time I have had any convulsive or chronic cough or sore throat. It is both an antiseptic remember and it is a soothing mixture, too. What more could we ask for than "thyme'.

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