What is Thyme?
Thyme herb is native to the Mediterranean region and certain parts of Africa, and its use dates back to the Egyptian empire. Thyme has the pleasant aroma, which is one reason it’s so popular in the tea. Thyme tea is recommended for cough, hangover, flu, and sore throat. For centuries people have been drinking herbal teas for their great taste and incredible medicinal properties.
What is Thyme Tea Good For?
Thyme is a great herbal remedy rich in minerals, flavonoids and antioxidants. One of the oils in thyme known as “thymol” can help to increase the omega 3 fatty acids essential for growth of brain cells. According to Research, thyme oil can help to protect brain cells against aging and can prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Thyme tea can also relax coughs and bronchitis and fight against infections.
Healing Benefits of Thyme Tea
Thyme can also solve urinal troubles and is effective in reducing high blood pressure. As a herb it contains high levels of falconoid phenolic antioxidants which maintain healthy mucus membranes of the skin. Thyme tea also helps stimulate memory, ease headaches and muscle tension, soothe coughs, relieve fevers, and fight colds and infections. It also contains a compound called carvacrol which is an excellent natural tranquilizer and has a tonic effect on the entire nervous system.
Thyme Tea Recipe
-1c Boiling Water
-1tbs dry or 1T fresh Thyme
-1tbs dry or 1T fresh Sage
-1-1 Ginger slices
-Honey to taste
-Warm your tea cup with hot water.
-Pour away the water.
-Put herbs in the cup. Add fresh boiling water and cover.
-Leave to steep 3 to 5 minutes. Add more herbs for a stronger flavor.
-Steeping to long will make the tea bitter. Use Honey or a natural herbal sweetner like Stevvia.
-Add ginger slices and/or lemon slice if desired.
Are There Any Side Effects from Thyme Tea?
It is generally safe but small number of people do report slight stomach upset. Thyme tea should be avoided by or used with caution by those who are:
-Pregnant or breast-feeding women
-Hormone Sensitive Medical Conditions
-Allergy to oregano
-Using Prescription Medications such as aspirin, Plavix, Cataflam, Advi