Thyme For Healing Tea’s

 A Wall-flower spoke,—as I have somewhere read,-   
A Thyme-plant growing in a neighboring bed,
In the flower language, scornfully addressing:
“Heaven help you, Thyme! ‘T is really distressing!         
Though the most fragrant of all plants, I own,
Scarce a hand’s breadth above the ground you’ ve grown.”
“Dear friend, that I’m of humble height, ‘t is true, But without help I grow. I pity you,
That cannot rise, even a hand’s breadth high,
Without a wall to climb by, if you try.”
For writers, who, by clinging to the name
Of others, arrogate an author’s fame,—
By adding to a work, perchance a note,
Or a short preface, — this response I quote.

Thyme is a perennial belonging to the mint family and contains an essential oil that is rich in thymol, a powerful antiseptic, antibacterial, and a strong antioxidant! That being said I have to pay a little homage to the mint family, including thyme, which possess terpenoids recognized for their cancer preventive properties. Rosmarinic and ursolic acids are major terpenoids in thyme that possess anti-cancer properties.

Now if all this wasnt enough you can add that it is said to instill courage and vigor, the ancient Romans considered it a remedy for melancholy and added thyme to cheese and alcoholic beverages.

Simple Thyme Tea: 1 cup distilled water 1/2 teaspoon thyme or lemon thyme, allow to steep “strain if needed” sweeten with honey, which also acts as a demulcent, thereby increasing the tea’s effectiveness!

I feel strongly about creating tea’s based on what you like and what your needs are, this is a great start to creating teas based on you.  

Ultimate Lemon Thyme Tea: 1 cup distilled water, 1/2 teaspoon lemon thyme, 1 tablespoon lemon balm, fresh squeezed organic lemon wedge, quarter slice of lemon grass,  Steep and know the energy you put into making this tea is coming back 10 fold because this is very energizing and Super detoxifying.. if you find it too strong/lemony add water.


Thyme and Fennel,

two exceedingly mighty ones,

These herbs the wise Lord made

Holy in the Heavens; He let them down,

Placed them, and sent them into seven worlds

As a cure for all, the poor and the rich.  Author Unknown

Thyme for Tummy Tea: 1 cup distilled water, 1/2 teaspoon thyme and a dash of fennel, (experiment with the taste of the fennel, some find it strong in taste) 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger, couple sprigs of mint steep and enjoy.

Makatussin effective cough medicine and is NOT known to be marketed in the USA but is readily available in other countries world-wide. What I found about Makatussin is it contains extract of thyme and star anise oil. The German government has approved both herbs for colds and coughs and respectively got rave reviews.

No Cough Thyme Tea:  1 cup distilled water, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon echinacea,  and a piece of star anise and organic local HONEY~also an effective cough treatment!

Thyme for a Mint: 1 cup distilled water, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon peppermint and spearmint, steep add honey if desired, garnish with mint

Thyme for Ginger Tea: 1 cup distilled water, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1 stick of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, freshly squeezed organic lemon wedge.

Fresh Thyme Tea: 1 cup distilled water,  fresh sprigs of thyme,  sage leaves,  rosemary sprigs,  fresh lemon, fresh ginger, cinnamon, honey, steep and enjoy.  

Thyme for Sleep: 1 cup distilled water, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, some loose  freshly harvested california poppies & fresh jasmine.. if law prohibits the use of california poppies omit and use chamomile, steep, enjoy.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Caroline
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 17:16:02

    boil the tea or steep???


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