Thyme and thyme tea is a native of the Mediterranean. Thyme traces its history of healing to ancient Egyptians who used it for embalming and ancient Greeks who fumigated their temples.
In ancient times, thyme was primarily used as incense or placed in coffins during funerals. According to a popular belief, the herb was a guarantee for safe passage into the next life. Thyme was a symbol of courage for the knights and warriors of medieval times.
Optimal water temperature: 99-100°C (210-212°F)
Steeping time: 3-5 mins
Caffeine Content: Caffeine Free
The natural healing from thyme tea is unmatched even today when new drugs are being discovered continually. Ancient and modern times are witnesses to the extraordinary benefits of thyme tea.
What are the Thyme Tea Benefits?
- Thyme tea can cure infected gums and clear a sore throat. It is known to relieve cough by acting as an expectorant and dissolving mucus. Thyme tea is a proven remedy for common colds and flu and even whooping cough. In general, thyme tea could prove efficacious in the treatment of ailments originating in the upper respiratory tract.
- Thyme is an anti-bacterial agent. It helps kill bacteria in the body and on the skin surface.
- Similar to most herbal teas. Thyme tea contains ‘thymol’, an anti-oxidant for general well-being. It acts as an immune booster. It is also helps prevent the development of malignant tissue in cancer.
- Thyme tea is a rich source of iron, implying that it could prevent anemia. Also, it contains vitamin K which is essential to normal blood clotting. Thyme tea is also a natural source of calcium, potassium, and manganese. While calcium and manganese are good for bones, potassium is essential for maintaining healthy blood pressure.
- Thyme tea relaxes the uterus and helps prevent menstrual cramps in women. Although the healing mechanism is not clear. It is helps to provide relief to several women with a range of menstrual symptoms. It was a Jamaican tradition to give thyme tea to mothers after childbirth.
- Thyme tea effectively deals with flatulence and intestinal problems. Although people have reportedly found relief from the ringworm skin infection, with regular consumption of thyme tea.
- Rheumatic pain is elegantly eased with thyme tea. A condition where only strong drugs seem to work as the agonizing pain is greater in magnitude than most joint ailments
- A soothing hot cup of thyme tea could make an exasperating headache disappear.
- Thyme is a natural diuretic and helps cleanse the body of unwanted toxins and excess sodium.