Common thyme, garden thyme, wild thyme
An evergreen shrub with a multitude of uses not only within the kitchen, but as a medicinal supplement too.
The dried herb.
Use 1 teaspoon of dried herb to one cup of boiling water to make a tasty tea. Infuse for 5-10 minutes. Sweeten with honey or lemon to taste.
Alternatively add half a teaspoon (2.5 ml) of tincture to a cup of warm water for a quick alternative to tea.
The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.
Antiseptic, expectorant and antispasmodic herb used for bronchial catarrh and urinary infections.
Key actions: Antimicrobial, antioxidant, expectorant, spasmolytic
In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat inflammation concerning the mouth and throat as well as conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, dyspepsia (indigestion).
If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.
Infusion: 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb (1 to 4 g) to a cup of cold water. Pour boiling water over the herb and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.
Tincture: Take 2 to 6 ml (1:5 tincture), 3 times a day or as directed by a practitioner.
Fluid extract: 1:2 Take 0.6 to 2 ml, 3 times a day or as directed by a practitioner.
Dried Herb: Maximum of 12 g per day may be taken as a powder or capsules.
Can be applied topically to aid healing of infected wounds.
When gargled, it can relieve symptoms of irritable cough and sore throats.
This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Lamiaceae). Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children. If in doubt, please ask us or your medical herbalist.
Infrequent allergic reactions have been reported. As a result of continued exposure to thyme dust, there have been some cases of dermatitis amongst farmers. Plant extracts cause few side effects when taken correctly but if a side effect is experienced please contact us.
Interactions with drugs
Herbal remedies and supplements can interact with medicines. If you are taking medication please check with your medical practitioner, or call us, before taking herbs, supplements and medication together.
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