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22 February, 2022 | Bon Tea Cafe Updated 2022

Benefits of the Thyme Tea

Thyme is a well-known spice used in various dishes to add a piquant, distinct flavor and aroma. Salads, pasta, meat, fish, and potatoes are generously seasoned. However, the benefits and range of its use do not stop there. After it is dried, it may be thrown into the teapot, imparting healing properties to the thyme tea. 

What is thyme?

It contains up to 1% essential oils, one-third of which is thymol. Thymol - an antihelminthic, disinfectant, and analgesic derived from thyme, is used in various preparations.

Tannins, oleic acid, various resins, gum, mineral inclusions, several vitamins, and natural dyes are also found in the plant.

Thyme tea, whether consumed alone or in combination with other herbs, berries, and spices, perfectly tones, relieves signs of overwork, and provides energy to the body that rivals even the most robust coffee with delicious desserts

Thyme tea treats diseases

Thyme aids in treating gastrointestinal diseases (enterocolitis, fermentopathy, dyskinesia of the gastrointestinal tract, dysbacteriosis), aids in the digestion of fatty foods and acts as a choleretic blood-purifying and diuretic.

It has been shown to help with insomnia. 

Thyme is used in cosmetology because of its rich chemical composition. As a result, thyme is an effective treatment for thinning and weakened hair.

Benefits

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A small amount of thyme tea used regularly strengthens the immune system, improves skin condition, stimulates appetite, eliminates migraines, relieves depressive mood and insomnia, supports vision, invigorates and tones.

For Females

Some believe that a plant is an excellent tool in the fight against gynecological ailments. For example, the attending physician may prescribe thyme preparations and thyme tea when establishing inflammation of the appendages, painful and prolonged periods, bleeding, hormonal disruptions, and menopause. Furthermore, it has a diuretic effect and may affect the functioning of the kidneys.

For males

Thyme is a valuable herb with health benefits for men too. It demonstrated itself perfectly in some cases when it came to neutralizing inflammation and infections in the genitourinary system. In addition, it reduces the swelling of the urinary canals caused by prostatitis, improving urine outflow from the body.

Thyme tea may positively impact the dynamics of erectile dysfunction treatment. During the consumption process, an additional amount of testosterone is produced, which aids in strengthening male strength. In addition, the chemical compounds in the composition have a positive effect on the spermatozoa life cycle, increasing the time before ejaculation.

Infusions were used in ancient times to treat alcohol addiction by causing nausea from drinking alcohol.

For children

The plant can treat dry cough, whooping cough, bronchitis, and pneumonia in children. However, it is strictly forbidden to take medications containing thyme and tincture. It is also worth noting that bathing helps to relax, improve sleep, and stimulate appetite.

Is it safe for pregnant or lactating women?

Pregnant women should exercise caution when taking this medication. Doctors couldn't agree on whether thyme tea was beneficial or harmful during this time. According to some experts, a healing decoction can stimulate the uterus and cause premature birth. As a result, it is best to consult with your doctor before brewing a plant. Depending on the clinical picture of the pregnancy's course, he will advise whether it is worth giving up a fragrant drink or whether it will not be harmful to continue drinking it.

Before use recommendations

Gather delicate small flower clusters from June to early autumn when they bloom. First, before use, you have to dry the thyme. Dry only in the open air until the thin stems break when touched.

You can also cook this beverage in the dryer, but make sure the temperature exceeds 40 degrees. Experts advise storing the plant in glass containers with a tightly closed lid in a dry, incredible location free of foreign odors and direct sunlight.

The best recipes for making a healing thyme tea

Many homeopathic experts believe that thyme should be cooked without additives to retain more micro and macro elements. On the other hand, others claim that when combined with other medicinal ingredients, its effect is enhanced. For example, a glass or porcelain teapot is used as a teapot, and hot but not boiling water is poured over the grass.

Traditional recipe

Traditional tea is used as a preventative against colds, viral diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, stabilizes strength, and treats insomnia. It also has a general strengthening effect on the human body.

According to the recipe, take 2 small spoons of chopped stems and 1 cup of boiling water, then wait for 10-20 minutes. After that, strain the mixture and drink a third of the glass at least three times per day.

Green tea recipe

A light organic tea has a tonic effect, helps colds run their course, and normalizes digestion. To make a drink, brew ordinary green tea leaves with a pinch of dried thyme, steep for five minutes, and the miracle remedy is ready to use. If you enjoy sweets, add a spoonful of honey or a sugar cube. Then, add a slice of lemon for extra flavor.

Tea noir

Due to the low thyme content, the main advantage of this mix is that it can be consumed in unlimited quantities. In addition, it adds a spicy note to the classic drink while refreshing the taste. To accomplish this, brew a standard portion of black tea in a container and add 1-2 slivers of the dried plant, allowing it to brew for 5-10 minutes. After that, decant, add the appropriate amount of tea leaves to the cup, and top with boiling water.

Recipe with herbs

Many people are curious about the health benefits of thyme tea. In addition to its tonic properties, it is an effective treatment for mild colds. In addition, regular use aids in the recovery process. The plant can be combined with other medicinal herbs such as plantain, St. John's wort, currant bush leaves, or lingonberry. The component chosen is determined by the type of exacerbated disease.

To make an energizing infusion, combine the ingredients in a cup in a 1:2 ratio. For example, one part thyme and two parts oregano, pour boiling water over it. Half a cup is a single dose. It would help if you consumed the remedy once per day. If you want to do a herbal therapy course, use the settings for 4-5 days.

Mint 

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Mint not only has a refreshing aroma and quenches thirst, but it also has a calming effect on the body. It normalizes the functioning of the intestinal tract when combined with thyme, eradicating all stomach problems. To make tea, combine thyme and mint leaves in a 1:1 ratio and cover the floor with liters of boiled, purified water. Wait until the liquid has absorbed all beneficial elements before drinking half a glass before each meal.

Vitamin recipe

Such a drink is necessary for the body during the spring and autumn seasons when micro and macro elements are deficient. One teaspoon, 1 cup rosehip, 1 cup lingonberries, 1 teaspoon thyme, and 2 cups warm water should be added to the container, then wait for 2-3 hours before using. 

Recipe for weight loss

When combined with physical activity, diet, and massages, thyme tea benefits. Its ingredients significantly reduce appetite, eliminate toxins, and stabilize the digestive system. Although the herb is classified as a diuretic, it does not eliminate valuable components from the body but instead compensates for their deficiency.

Conclusion

People have proven the benefits and harms of thyme tea. The drink is used both as a preventative measure and as a combination therapy for certain diseases. The primary application is abolishing broncho-pulmonary diseases and the fight against SARS. A drink can be consumed on its own or combined with other herbs. The remedy is an indispensable storehouse of micro and macro elements when taken in reasonable doses, but it can be harmful to the body if taken in excess.