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Thyme Heals All Wounds

Did you grow thyme this year but aren't sure what to do with it? See the many healing properties of this popular culinary spice. You'll be amazed!

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.

Healing Properties of Thyme:

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.

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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Jaime McLeod

Jaime McLeod is a longtime journalist who has written for a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, and websites, including MTV.com. She enjoys the outdoors, growing and eating organic food, and is interested in all aspects of natural wellness.

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Dan Gallagher

Anyone ever use thyme tea as a seed soak to suppress disease or pathogens?

Mar

Love nature! The answers to our problems are there.

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