Thyme is a powerful and effective disinfectant and can be used both externally (as a wash) and internally to help fight off infection. One of the best herbal cold remedies, it is often used to help ward off colds and as a rinse to treat a sore throat and oral infections.
Even the big mainstream mouthwash brand, Listerine has released a “natural” counterpart that includes thyme oil and less alcohol too. The big conventional manufacturers couldn’t ignore the effectiveness of natural plant compounds forever right?
Plus they want people like you to continue to buy their stuff and more people are waking up to natural, non-toxic alternatives every day!
Thyme also makes a fine tea for treating coughs and chest complaints and is used in many anti-fungal remedies. Like many herbs, it is also rich in antioxidants. Learn to make a powerfully effective cough syrup below.
Ginger Thyme Cough Syrup
- 3/4 cup raw local Honey
- 1 1/2 cups of Water (you might end up adding another 1/2 cup depending upon consistency)
- 2 handfuls fresh thyme
- 1 knuckle of ginger minced
Put thyme and ginger in a pot add water bring to a boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add raw honey gently stir allow the syrup to rest for 30-60 minutes, then strain. At this point you can choose to store it or take the next step some schools of thought suggest you should not heat honey. Put the filtered syrup back on the heat and bring to a boil remove from heat let cool and then bottle the syrup. Store in fridge.
Adults 3-5 tablespoons per day
Children 3-5 teaspoons per day