Thyme’s antiseptic and antibiotic properties make it a great remedy when you have a cold, cough or sore throat because it has an specific action on the respiratory system. It boosts the strength of the immune system, protects against chronic diseases, stimulates blood flow, prevents fungal infections, improves heart health, and relieves stress. If you are suffering from bronchitis, chronic asthma, congestion, colds, flus, blocked sinuses, or seasonal allergies, thyme acts as an expectorant and an anti-inflammatory substance, eliminating phlegm and mucus from the respiratory tracts, easing inflammation to help breathing, and prevent microbial development that can lead to illness. Also According to the USDA, 3g (about 2 tsps) of dried thyme (roughly equivalent to 28g or 1oz of the fresh herb) meets about 60% of your daily needs for vitamin K, 20% of your iron, 10% of your manganese and 5% of your calcium.
Brewing thyme leaves into a powerful tea is the best way to achieve this sort of relief for respiratory ailments. I love using thyme leaves and flowers to perfume my bathwater as well.
Thyme Essential Oil also has many great healing properties which I will talk about in a future post.
Recipe for Sore Throat
This is super simple!
- 2 tea spoons of dry Thyme or if you are using fresh make it 2 branches
- Boil water
- Turn off and make an infusion.
- Let it cool (after it has cool down you can put it in the refrigerator to chill)
After is cool take 1 good sip and gargle for 30 seconds. x 3 times
Do this 3 times a day, your sore throat will get better in a matter of minutes after the first gargle