Thyme: Medicinal recipe for respiratory tract infections


Most of us use Thyme in the kitchen with our cooking (if not, you are missing out. It is one of my favorites! SO good), but very few people know that thyme has medicinal attributes as well. The essential oils in Thyme are one of nature’s most potent antimicrobial and antispasmodic substances. Thus, it is good to help cure respiratory tract infections from colds, flus, coughs, tonsillitis, and laryngitis.

Herbal Infused Tea Recipe:
*Infuse 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves OR 2 tsp. fresh leaves in each 1 cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain and drink 3 cups per day.


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  1. My little Swedish grandma, a health foods nut before they were invented, really believed in the healing effects of yarrow. She used to say “Yarrow is the BEST THING you can DO . . . ” Great post!

    1. Thank you for visiting! I love your website. 🙂 Do you find that many people want to buy yarrow and plant it for medicinal purposes? I am always interested in learning how people use it. It is seriously one of my favorite flowers, and the bees love it too! Thanks for visiting and commenting!

    1. Thank you! I am glad that I am not the only one who has found out about the beauty of this lovely plant! Thanks for visiting and commenting!

  2. Another great post. i’ve recently started including yarrow in my all-purpose salve and it’s wonderful. yarrow flower essence has also really become a big help for me as well.

    Thanks for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesdays! I hope you’ll join us this week and share more of your awesome posts.

  3. Thanks for writing. What do you use yarrow flower essence for? I have been wanting to start researching how to use flower essences, but I haven’t had the time yet! I am intrigued. 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

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