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Thyme Heals All Wounds

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Thyme Heals All Wounds

You already know thyme is a popular culinary spice, but did you know that this companion of parsley, sage, and rosemary also has many healing properties? Herbalists have been using thyme for centuries to cure a wide variety of ailments. Here’s a look at just a few of the ways this powerful herbal remedy can be used:

Antibacterial — A topical preparations of thyme tea natural antibacterial that can be used to gently disinfect cuts and abrasions.

Antifungal — In addition, topical preparations of thyme tea can help to combat fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, yeast infections, and ringworm.

Antioxidant — Thyme contains several known antioxidants, including polyphenols and flavonoids, just like green tea, as well as thymonin, luteolin and apigenin.

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Digestive Aid — Thyme eases stomach upsets, fights intestinal parasites and promotes a healthy digestive tract.

Eye Wash — Press a cloth soaked in warm thyme tea on your eyes to cure styes and help to fight aid pink eye or conjunctivitis.

Expectorant — Thyme tea can help treat chest infections by clearing away mucus and soothing air passages.

Muscle Relaxer — Thyme can help to soothe and relax muscles cramps, including menstrual cramps.

Sedative — Thyme can help to lower cortisol levels in the body. A nightcap of thyme tea can improve the quality of sleep and ward off nightmares.

To Make Thyme Tea: simply steep 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoons of dried thyme) in 1 cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Let cool before using it as a topical. If you’re drinking it, feel free to add raw honey or lemon to taste and enjoy!

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