I was excited to come across an article, written by the Medical Medium, Anthony William. He extolled the virtues of drinking thyme tea. I was thrilled because I grow thyme in my herb garden and I love finding new uses for my herbs. Thanks to Anthony, I now know the many health benefits of drinking thyme tea!
According to the Medical Medium, as he is known as, thyme tea contains powerful anti-viral properties. If consumed regularly, the tea helps reduce the viral load on the body, making it helpful to those suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus and Mutiple Sclerosis.
Thyme tea also helps boost memory, relieves headaches, muscle tension, and fevers, eases coughs, and fights colds and infections. It contains a compound that makes it an excellent tranquilizer. Thyme helps regulate sleep patterns and defends against stress damage.
This fragrant herb is great for the digestive and urinary tracts and has a high antioxidant level, making it a wonderful agent for removing free radicals and other disease causing substances from the body.
That’s an abundance of health benefits and great reasons for trying thyme tea this evening! This time of year I don’t have fresh thyme, although I will soon. Fortunately, I have dried thyme, harvested from my garden.
To make thyme tea:
Pour 10 – 16 ounces of hot water over two sprigs of fresh thyme (available in the produce section of the supermarket or it’s very easily grown in a garden or container), or use one teaspoon of dried thyme in a tea infuser. Let steep 15 – 20 minutes.
I drink a lot of herbal teas, and don’t add anything else to enhance the flavor. However, honey or lemon could be added. I found the tea to be delicious, with a light, clean taste. And the aroma was wonderful! I could happily drink this hot tea every evening before bed.
During the warmer months, Anthony offers an alternative that’s refreshing and just as healthy.
Add two bunches of fresh thyme sprigs to 32 – 64 ounces of room temperature water, along with lemon, cucumber slices, mint or berries. Allow to sit on the kitchen counter overnight. Strain water and sip on throughout the day.
I appreciate Anthony’s “thymely” article and his wealth of knowledge. I look forward to trying both flavorful thyme concoctions. And to discovering more healthy uses for the herbs growing in my apothecary garden.