Not only does thyme add flavor to foods, but it is also great for fighting respiratory infections. The oils in thyme fight viral, bacterial and fungal growth in the body. Make thyme tea to relieve the following:
- * Asthma
- * Bronchitis
- * Congestion
- * Cough
- * Hay fever
- * Sore throat
Cooking with thyme:
Thyme is great for cooking. I like to use parsley, thyme and rosemary in soups, stews and some chicken dishes for added flavor and nutrition. It’s also good with bay leaf to season things as well.
Thyme contains thymol which is found in Listerine and Vicks VapoRub and is used because of its antibacterial properties. Thyme tea can also be used as a soak for Athlete’s Foot.
How to Make Thyme Tea:
Using either fresh (2 twigs) or dried thyme (2 teaspoons) per cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 20 minutes. There are various ways you can do this, either by using an infuser (as pictured above), placing tea in a piece of cheesecloth and using a twist tie to secure the top, or using tea filters which you can buy.
Sweeten with Stevia (which is what I use), honey, or agave nector.
The important health benefits of thyme oil include its properties to fight respiratory infections and boost our immunity.Thyme is an antiviral which does not consist of any side effects.