Dear herbal remedies people,
Here is a very simple Thyme Syrup recipe that is a must have in every household throughout the winter and spring time (sometimes even Autumn). It is a very simple recipe that will take you about 15 minutes to prepare and you only need two ingredients 🙂 Simple, fast and good for your wallet 🙂 Not to mention healthy as there are no unnecessary ingredients. Read on if you have been or are at the present, experiencing chesty cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma or sinus infections.
There are many other amazing herbs for respiratory infections, such as Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) and Plantain (Plantago lanceolata). I decided to go with Thyme as it is very simple to get it, low price and I often use it in kitchen. I didn’t have Plantain and I’ve been drinking Lungwort for the past two days for the first time.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is my favourite culinary herb 🙂 It’s very well known in kitchen, herbal medicine and aromatherapy. It has many amazing properties, such as antiseptic, antimicrobial, antibiotic and antitussive, and these are just some of them. It is amazing for treating respiratory infections, because it loosens and expels mucous, which is crucial for asthma, bronchitis, a cold, flu, coughs and even sinus infections.
Due to its antibacterial properties, it is claimed that Thyme is effective against Streptococcus mutans, E. coli, Staphalococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis.
Not only is it good for the respiratory infections, but it also helps with rheumatism, muscle and joint pains and it is also known as a wound healer. There is more; it can also aid digestion and excess gas in both children and adults. Amazing isn’t it? 🙂 Therefore, when using it, it can help various conditions.
These are most of the qualities Thyme possesses and here you can read more about all the other herbal remedies I am making with this amazing herb to help me recover from my respiratory infection 🙂
Recipe for Thyme Syrup
250ml Organic honey (best if you can get it from your local bee keeper)
300ml Thyme infusion (one to two tea spoons of dried Thyme)
- Boil the water, pour it over the dried thyme and leave it to stand for ten minutes.
- The next step is to turn on the hob and heat the infusion in a pot, while adding the honey. Gently heat the mixture, so they both mix up well, but don’t let it boil.
- Pour the mixture into the glass jar and wait for it to cool down. Close with the lid when it’s cool. All that’s left to do now is to label the jar with its content and the date of the making. And voila, that’s all 🙂
- Take one teaspoon (5ml) as required (I suggest up to 5 times per day)
Use it in six months to one year at the latest.
This recipe comes out too liquid, but since it is already so sweet, I decided that it will do. It already has the most important function, and that is healing. 🙂
Here you have it 🙂 Really hope that it helps and let me know how your syrup turns out. Mine is too liquid, but it still does an amazing job and it is already very sweet which is why I didn’t add more honey. You can add more of it if you want the syrup be thicker. Let me know how it works out 🙂
Just remember; healing in natural way sometimes has its limits and precautions, so if your condition is persistent, do visit a herbal medicine doctor or your doctor. It has happened to me that I’ve been postponing the visit to the doctor before and it took me much longer to recover later on. Just be aware of your condition and do what’s best for you to get better 🙂 Hope you feel better soon 🙂
“Life isn’t measures by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou
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