Lung diseases are some of the most common medical conditions in the world. Tens of millions of people suffer from lung disease in the U.S. Smoking, infections, and genetics are responsible for most lung diseases.
Typical infections of the upper respiratory tract include tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, otitis media, certain types of influenza, and the common cold. Symptoms of URIs can include cough, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, low grade fever, facial pressure and sneezing.
Thyme has a long history of use in natural medicine in connection with chest and respiratory problems including coughs, bronchitis, and chest congestion. Only recently, however, have researchers pinpointed some of the components in thyme that bring about its healing effects. The volatile oil components of thyme are now known to include carvacolo, borneol, geraniol, but most importantly, thymol.
The benefits of honey go beyond its great taste. A great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies, honey is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting the performance, endurance and reduce muscle fatigue of athletes.
- ½ jar of honey
- 40 g thyme (dried)
Put the dried thyme in a jar of honey and stir the mix well. Sometimes this mix is too thick, so in such a case add 50ml of purified water. If you don’t have one you can always purify it by boiling it.
Everyone knows thyme. It’s one of the common kitchen herbs that’s probably in your cupboard right now. But did you know that thyme is also potent medicine?
Based on traditional usage, thyme is antibacterial and antiviral. It’s especially noted for it’s use in respiratory infections and as an expectorant.
That’s why it’s perfect for this time of year … it’s great if you have a cold or are feeling run-down AND everyone has it in their cupboard already.