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Monday, 29 May 2017 13:51

THYME-lat.Thymus serpyllum..cro.Timijan

Thyme is used in culinary and medicinal purposes for decades.      
It is a  member of the mint family.
This aromatic herb is loaded with phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins.

Greeks- in Greek, means  courage, the warriors used thyme for the face washing before going in battle, considering it source of courage.
Egyptions- used thyme for purpose embalming.
Romans- thyme was consumed to prevent poisoning, they put it in baths to stop the effects of poisoning once it already happened.

Thyme plants are easy to grow and do not take lot of room.
It is small bush plant, grow high about 10-30cm and have half-lie down stems.
The flowers open in spring and summer sprinkling the plant with two-lipped blossom.

Benefits health:

* Treats Respiratory organs
   Antiseptic and antibiotic properties of thyme,
   cures infections in chest and throat, bronchitis, whooping cough,
   sore throat,chronic asthma, colds, blocked sinuses or seasonal allergies...

* Lower Blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  Stimulating the production of red blood cells, thereby boosting your body’s circulations and stress on heart.
  thyme extract was also show to reduce cholesterol, triglyceride and LDL levels while increasing HDL level.
* Kills Bacteria and infections
  Thymol in thyme prevent different varieties of bacteria and fungi.
  Kills infections on skin and in the body.

* Oral health
   The antibacterial properties-kills germs in mouth and in one of ingredients in most mouthwashes.

* Hormones balances
   Relieves menopause and PMS symptoms.  
* Detox  properties
   Thyme oil is great diuretic which assists the body in getting rid of excess salts, water and other toxins by increasing urination.

* Prevents food poisoning and it is good for digestive system.

* Relaxes the mind and body
   Treats stress and restlessness and relaxes body.
* Health skin
   Treats eczema,heals wounds,cuts,acne,scars, burns and rashes.
   Protects skin from bacteria and fungal infections.

Beauty tips:


Thyme face toner calms face skins and is effective at treating acne.

How to make it:
Sterilize your glass jar,place 1 Tablespoon of dried thyme and fill with jojoba oil.
Let it steep for 2 weeks in a cool dark place and shaking daily.
Strain the thyme from the oil and apply to your skin.


10 g Thyme
1 dcl warm water

In bowl put warm water and Thyme and let it sit overnight.
Than strain.
You can use like for mouthwashes,or for cleaning and refreshing skin on your face.

Health tips:

Thyme is very good for healing colds,calm a cough,sore trouts......


 500 ml water,
 10  springs fresh thyme
  fresh ginger root
 1 cup  honey
 1 lemon juice
 cayenne pepper


 In pot put water, thyme, chopped ginger root and let it boil.
 Simmer the herbs in water until reduced by half.
 Cool it down until the temperature is warm not hot, strain, discard the thyme and ginger.
 Whits it honey, lemon juice and cayenne pepper.
 Transfer to jar and keep in a dark for 1 week, after that it should be stored in the refrigerator.


20g fresh Thyme
1 dcl 70% alcohol

In glass jar put fresh Thyme and pour alcohol than close lid on jar, keep it 2 weeks on dark place.
After 2 weeks strain and pour tinctura in dark glass little bottle.

Use 2-3 teaspoon Thyme tinctura mix in 1 dcl water.


1 tablespoon dried Thyme
2 dcl boilt water

In teacup put Thyme and pour over with boiled water let it cover stands about 30 minute than strain.
You can drink 4 cup tea daily.




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