If you have thyme in the house, garden or in a pot, then you must definitely use this plant to prepare this amazing medicinal honey recipe. Thyme is a plant with numerous therapeutic properties that you can use in the winter to get rid of the respiratory tract problems.
Thyme Honey – Recipe
– A few fresh thyme sprigs (with leaves and flowers)
You will need enough thyme to fill ¾ of a jar. Put the plants in the jar, and then fill it with honey. Let some water boil in a pot, and then put the jar in the hot water. Mix carefully. The honey will start melting and the thyme will release its aroma and medicinal properties into the honey. Leave the jar on low heat for about 30 minutes.
After that, you can turn off the heat, close the jar with a lid and keep it in a sunny place for 2 weeks. Once the 2 weeks have passed, you can take out the thyme and put the honey in the pantry where it can be kept for a few months. If you don’t wish to heat the honey, you can let the thyme soak in it for a few weeks in a warm place. Thyme medicinal honey can be consumed throughout the year. You can take 1 – 3 teaspoons per day, add it in your tea or spread it on a slice of bread.
Thyme is a powerful flavored herb that has been used for therapeutic purposes since antiquity. It has antiseptic properties and it contains numerous antioxidants. It can be administered as tea, tincture or medicinal honey for:
– Respiratory conditions: cold, runny nose, sore throat, tonsillitis, spastic or whooping cough, allergic rhinitis, asthma, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, pneumonia
– Rheumatism, sciatica, gout
– Digestive disorders: bloating, flatulence, indigestion, intestinal fermentation, digestive atony, digestive infections, colic, dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, diarrhea and nausea
– Food poisoning
– Weak immunity
– Cardiovascular disorders: low blood pressure, peripheral circulatory failure, circulatory disorders
– Headaches and migraines
– Weakness, fatigue, asthenia and lack of energy
Thyme is also a great remedy for different kinds of infections, including HIV or AIDS and when it’s combined with the miraculous properties of honey, it becomes a more efficient remedy.
Thyme is not recommended during pregnancy or nursing. It is also not recommended for children under 5 years of age and for those who suffer from gastritis, irritable bowel, diabetes, high blood pressure, mental hyper excitability, liver failure or thyme allergy.