Thyme is not just a culinary condiment, but it is a powerful tea that has been used for a very long time now to treat many diseases.
It has been used for centuries for treatment of wounds and prevention of infections. This is because of its excellent antimicrobial, antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral properties.
It is packed with vitamins and minerals such as potassium, iron and calcium, all of which contribute to blood pressure regulation, proper red blood cell formation and distribution of antioxidants in the body. Thyme also contains a high level of B-complex vitamins, vitamin A, C and folic acid.
It may sound unbelievable, but thyme can have an impact on diseases like Lupus, Tinnitus, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Vertigo and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis by significantly lowering the viral load in your body
Containing terpenoids like rosmarinic and ursolic acids, thyme has also cancer preventative properties.(Regular consumption of thyme has been shown to increase the amount of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid) in brain, kidney, and heart cell membranes)
Among the other health-beneficial ingredients, thyme contains a variety of important bioflavonoids and volatile oils, including thymol. Thymol is an essential oil that has very powerful antioxidant properties and it is excellent in the treatment and prevention of:
- throat infections
- acute and chronic bronchitis
- sore throats
- inflammation of the mouth
Homemade Thyme Tea Recipe
- Purified water
- Organic thyme
- Place 1 tsp. of dried thyme per cup of water in a brewing container. Increase the amount of thyme if you use it fresh.
- Heat the water and pour it over the thyme as soon as it starts boiling.
- Next, cover and infuse it for 5 minutes.
- Finally , just strain and enjoy your freshly brewed tea and its health benefits.