The ancients called thyme /Thymus/ a cure for everything. In Greek, its name literally means courage and strength for life. For some herbalists, the herb is an aphrodisiac. It can be used to its full potential all year round: from cream /for face and body/ to tea.
Thyme is also an excellent spice and is even used in cakes and desserts. Its flowering parts are used. The good news is that it withstands drought and heat. In the kitchen cupboard it is good to always keep a jar with well-dried thyme.
Thyme is a great way to boost the immune system. At the first symptoms of cough, stuffy nose or the appearance of snot, it is good to reach for the herb. Help with inhalations, bath decoctions and teas is welcome. Homemade cream with thyme can be used for rubbing in the chest area, which warms the whole body. The recipe is also suitable for children over 3 years of age, as it does not contain alcohol. It also smells nice.
Thyme is part of various antitussive syrups. The Romans used it to make the magic drink they called oximel. It is nothing but a mix of water, vinegar, homemade honey and thyme. In some old sources this mixture is boiled, but in this recipe all the ingredients are added raw.
A few sprigs of dry, cut thyme are placed in a glass jar. Observe the ratio of 1 part thyme, 2 parts apple cider vinegar, 5-6 parts honey. Pour the herb first with vinegar, then with honey. Close the jar tightly. Keep it in a dark place for 4 weeks, then strain. Pour the mixture into dark bottles. Eat up to 3 tbsp. daily. You can dissolve in a little water. The important thing is to take from the so-called. "Sour" honey before meals.
Oxymel is a universal natural remedy for strengthening the immunity, for dissolving the painful calcium deposits in the body / as an anti-inflammatory agent / at high temperatures and colds.
You can also apply sour honey externally: for sunburns, after insect bites.