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.

Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Nicki Stewart

Nicki has always been drawn to Holistic Health and she follows in her mother’s footsteps who is a Reflexologist and Natural Therapist. Nicki was inspired to study Herbal Medicine after attending one of Dr. Sandi Rogers’ (Naturopath, Director of National College of Traditional Medicine and former President of Australian Traditional Medicine Society) seminars on ‘Fruits […]

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Alyce Beaton

Alyce is qualified naturopath in Ballarat who loves supporting people on their health journey. Alyce believes optimising and restoring health first and foremost begins with food as medicine and creating healthy lifestyle habits. She is passionate about providing a safe, non judgement environment and endeavours to support her clients with strategies they can implement into […]

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