(NaturalNews) Thyme is a delicate herb which is both pungent and hot with a penetrating fragrance. It is also a fabulous herb for healing a large number of ailments. It is known to increase the flow of urine and to help in menstruation. It helps in the delivery process and prevents miscarriages; in fact, it cleanses all the organs of the body. The Abbess Hildegard von Bingen used thyme for nervous disorders, leprosy and paralysis.
The Abbess Hildegard von Bingen stated, “He who drinks a cup of thyme tea instead of coffee in the morning will soon feel the beneficial effect: enlivened spirits, great comfort in the stomach, no coughing in the morning and an overall well-being.”
Thyme grows in sunny areas next to ant-hills. You can find thyme in dried up lawns, as it must have lots of sun and heat. Thyme came from the Mediterranean in the 11th century and is found in many gardens. Most people know the thyme plant as Garden Thyme (thymus vulgaris) or as Mother Thyme.
Thyme cures styes and aids pink eye. It cleans scrapes and cuts immediately with its antiseptic and disinfectant properties. Thyme treats women with menstrual cramps and PMS symptoms also. Thyme is a common remedy for stomach ailments, lung congestion, coughing ailments and overall flu conditions. It is even used to remove nightmares from children. Thyme is used for sprains, rheumatism, muscular atrophy, stroke, multiple sclerosis and paralysis. Thyme is a good overall herb to keep in the kitchen.
How to make an herb pillow – The herbs are placed into a pillow and sown up.
Uses of the herb pillow:
An herb pillow is made of chamomile, thyme and yarrow, which is picked in the sun and dried. These herbs are placed in an herb pillow and used for facial neuralgia. Two cups of thyme tea is sipped through the day also. With cramps, one should place club moss in the pillow with the other herbs. The herb pillow may be heated in a pan or microwave and placed on the stomach to aide in the relief of discomfort. The pillow is also good for contusions and inflammations.
How to make thyme tea – Boil a pot of water and then add the leaves of the plant. Let the tea sit for an additional two minutes before drinking.
Uses for the thyme tea include an old home remedy for respiratory passages, which uses the plantain. Make a tea using equal amounts of thyme and plantain, with the juice of a half of a lemon and some sugar. This natural remedy is good for bronchial asthma, whooping cough and phlegm in the lungs. This tea should be used four or five times a day. If the patient has pneumonia, then the tea should be sipped every hour.
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