Thyme is traditionally known to be an effective disinfectant, and can be used externally as a wash or internally to help fight off infection. One of the best herbal cold remedies, it can also be strong enough to eradicate a sore throat and oral infections.
Popular mouthwash brands like Listerine have a “natural” component to it, which is thyme oil and less alcohol as well. It is better to use “all-natural and organic” ingredients so you can wake up to a non-toxic day.
Likewise, thyme, combined with ginger, can make a great tea for treating coughs and other respiratory problems. It can also be used as an anti-fungal treatment. Like many herbs, the concoction is rich in antioxidants.
Here are the instructions to make the cough syrup:
Ginger-Thyme Cough Syrup
* 1 ½ cups of Water (you can add another ½ cup depending upon the concoction’s consistency)
* ¾ cup raw Local Honey
* 1 knuckle of ginger, minced
* 2 handfuls of fresh or dried thyme
Combine the thyme and ginger in a pot with water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add the raw honey gently, stirring the syrup until it thickens for 30-60 minutes. Strain. Deliberate whether you will store the honey or return to the heat to boil for a few more minutes. Let cool and put in a bottle.
Adults: 3-5 tablespoons each day
Children: 3-5 teaspoons each day
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