Thyme - better than an antibiotic! Recipes for home remedies
The common thyme [thymus vulgaris] is one of the herbs most appreciated by human.
Thyme is one of the most important medicinal plants in the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, which is over 3,500 years old. Fragrant thyme oils were used to embalm a corpse.
In ancient times, thyme was widely used in the countries of the Mediterranean basin of its origin. It was appreciated as medicine, spice, and temple incense. Homes that were plagued by plague were incensed with aromatic herb. Digestive tract ailments, upper respiratory tract infections and parasitic diseases were treated.
The name of the herb comes from the Greek thymon which means strong, brave. Therefore, for centuries, thyme was treated as ... a remedy for shyness.
The Romans began to use thyme in their cooking by adding to cheese, soups and alcohol. The people of Palestine spiced meat and cheese abundantly. In Samaria, thyme was used as a bactericide. It took over 3,000 years for science to discover its extremely potent antibacterial properties.
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Thyme healing properties
Common thyme is a branched shrub with small angular, woody shoots at the bottom. It grows up to 40 cm high. It has small oval leaves with the edges folded downwards. In June and July, pink and purple flowers appear on the shoots. The plant has a very characteristic, aromatic smell with a spicy note of thymol.
Thanks to essential oils and phenolic compounds, thyme works:
antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral,
diastolic, disinfecting, expectorant,
the herb helps digestion,
cleans the respiratory tract,
regulates the work of the intestines,
has a positive effect on the heart and blood pressure,
strengthens nerve connections,
Better than an antibiotic,
The oils contained in thyme have a greater effect than antibiotics. They fight the dangerous bacteria Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, Escherichia and Pseudomonas genera.
Currently, thyme is most commonly used to relieve persistent cough, sore throat, acne and gastritis, but it has much wider uses.
Thyme healing recipes
Hoarseness, sore throat, scratchy throat
Pour a glass of boiling water over a teaspoon of thyme and coltsfoot flower. Brew for 5 minutes. Strain add 1 teaspoon of honey. You drink a glass of infusion 3 times a day.
Rinse with thyme and sage
Add 15 g of thyme and sage to ½ liter of boiling water. Brew a quarter of an hour, covered, strain. Rinse mouth and throat, even every hour, every hour until symptoms disappear with the diluted liquid, halfway with water.
Application: inflammation of the mouth, throat, angina, mumps. The infusion is antiseptic and antibacterial.
Infusion for persistent cough
In a jar, mix 1 tablespoon of thyme, mullein flower and swallow herb. Brew the mixture in 2 cups of water. Add 2 teaspoons of honey. 2-3 tablespoons are drunk every two hours.
Thyme herb honey for cough and hoarseness
Mix the ground thyme with honey in a 1: 3 ratio. Pour alcohol in the proportion of 2 parts of the mixture of 1 alcohol. Mix. It is taken a teaspoon 3-5 times a day.
Tea for bronchitis and bronchial asthma
To ½ liter of boiling water, add a teaspoon of thyme and plantain. Let stand covered for 30 minutes. Drain and add a lemon slice. Drink as hot as possible 3-4 times a day. The tea will help you cough up the secretions.
Broader uses of thyme
Fill the bottle with thyme flowers harvested on a sunny day.
Pour over the olive oil and set aside for 10 days.
Lubricate the sick places, wrap with a warm scarf.
The treatment helps with muscle paralysis. Stroke, muscle wasting, rheumatism, joint sprains and multiple sclerosis.
Tincture to strengthen the limbs
With multiple sclerosis and in poorly developing children
Fill the bottle with freshly picked thyme flowers and the leaves. Pour 40% vodka. Set aside for 2 weeks in a sunny place. After straining, the weak muscles are rubbed once a day.
Bath for rheumatism and muscle pain
Pour 100 grams of thyme with 5 liters of water. Bring to a boil, cook for 3 minutes. Set aside for 15 minutes to stretch, covered. Drain.
Pour the decoction into the tub and place the herbs in a cloth bag. The bath should last 15 minutes.
Thyme tonic for acne
Put 2 tablespoons of dried thyme and a tablespoon of sage into a jar.
Mix, pour 200 ml of distilled water and 40 ml of spirit.
Wrap the jar with a towel and put it in a warm place for a week.
Drain, carefully pressing the herbs.
Add a few drops of thyme oil.
Pour into a dark glass bottle.
Rub the face with a tonic twice a day. Heals wounds, inflammation, reduces scars and pimples, tightens pores and mattifies the skin.