Thyme – Digestive – Spasmolytic | Monastic recipes
Thyme is a Mediterranean herb with dietary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. People used it from ancient years to treat a range of symptoms and complaints. These included diarrhea, stomach ache, arthritis and sore throat.
Net Weight: 70 gr
Thyme for headaches
The ancient Egyptians used thyme as an embalming fluid. In ancient Greece, people used thyme as an incense in temples and added it to bathwater. The Romans used thyme as a flavoring for cheese and alcoholic beverages. The Romans offered Thyme as a cure to melancholic or shy people. Hippocrates, known today as «the father of Western medicine», recommended thyme for respiratory diseases and conditions. It is also good for headaches and it’s an anthelmintic herb, which means that helps people «clean» their digestive system.
Thyme helps with high blood pressure, foodborne bacterial infections, common skin problems and acne because of its antibacterial effect. Thyme is often used as a natural cough remedy. Also this herb may boost your immunity system and that is because thyme contains vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin A, copper, fiber, iron and manganese.
If you feel a cold coming on, thyme can help get you back in good health. Some research shows that thyme improves symptoms of bronchitis, upper respiratory tract infections or common colds such as coughing, fever and decreases production of sputum in adults, children and teenagers. Thyme also helps with movement disorders, bad breath, colic, ear infections, sore throat, swelling (inflammation) of the lungs and mouth and swelling (inflammation) of the tonsils.
Add a tablespoon of the herb in a pot and then put inside boiled water. Leave it for about five – ten minutes and then strain it. If you want to add a bit of sweetness to your tea, try adding a small spoonful of honey.
Net Weight: 70 gr