What is thyme and what are the health benefits it offers? Read this post from one of the best Ballarat naturopaths and let us learn more about the amazing history and modern use of this herb.
Native to the Mediterranean, thyme is known to have been used by the ancient Greeks and Romans. This herb has long been associated with courage. Women would embroider it on tokens to instil bravery upon their favoured night in the Middle Ages. It was believed to have been first used in cooking by the ancient Romans.
Energetics and History
The hot and drying energetics of time make it a fantastic herb to use in the treatment of stagnant and cold conditions.
This powerful herb has a long history and has been used in various spiritual and religious practices. It was used as a sleep aid and to keep nightmares at bay during the Middle Ages in Europe. A useful herb in promoting physical and spiritual wellbeing thyme is known to attract luck and positive energy.
Thyme also helps with purification, courage, and strength. It’s a great herb for protecting against negative energy and influences.
Thyme: Modern Use
Thyme is used for a wide variety of purposes, including:
- Helping people with sluggish digestion and/or dyspepsia.
- Aiding in the treatment of respiratory and digestive infections.
- Soothing sore throats and irritable coughs.
- As a cough remedy to help reduce and clear excess mucous as well as reducing spasms/coughing.
- Helps to heal wounds with infections.
If you want to collect some organic dried thyme herbs for you and your loved ones, you may have some from our organic health shop.