10 Benefits of drinking thyme tea
I would love for us to take the time to have a closer look at thyme and its many benefits. I have been using this herb for many years and still am to this day. As a child, my parents loved cooking with thyme.
I watched on many occasions as my father who is now deceased moved about in the kitchen preparing those delicious meals and one of the herbs he always went for was thyme.
Thyme has such a pleasant aroma and I remembered there were times he would be cooking and this wonderful odor would fill our home. Many Bahamian dishes are prepared with this herb especially our famous peas n rice.
Tourists travel from near and far to enjoy our culture along with the beautiful weather and beaches, you guess right also our famous peas n rice that have touched so many hearts as they keep coming back for more.
Besides, its wonderful taste and pleasant aroma thyme can also be used to make a tea that is very beneficial and can really boost our health. How is thyme tea made? I am so happy that you asked. But first here is a little history on thyme.
The history of thyme
Thyme has been around for thousands of years. This herb has served so many generations. History records that thyme was used by the ancient Egyptians to emblem the dead.
This herb was also used by the Romans in liquors and also to purify their homes. The Greeks bathe with it and used it as incense in their temples.
How to make thyme tea
This tea is so simple to make and it has so many benefits. Here we go.
what you will need.
- Fresh thyme
- A bottle of honey
- A cup
- A tbsp spoon
- A cup of hot water
1. Bring a cup of water to a boil.
2. Add a few fresh thyme leaves to cup and add the water.
3. Let thyme sit for 5-10 minutes. The longer it sits the stronger your tea will be.
4. Remove thyme leaves and sweeten to taste with honey.
5. Stir with the spoon then bottoms up, enjoy.
Another option to make this tea more potent taking it up a notch is
1. Bring a cup of water to a boil.
2. Add a few fresh thyme leaves to the cup along with a few slices of gingers then add the water.
3. Let thyme and ginger sit for 5-10 minutes. The longer it sits the stronger your tea will be.
4. Remove thyme leaves and gingers, sweeten to taste with honey.
5. Add 1/2-1 tbsp of lemon juice.
6. Stir with the spoon then bottoms up, enjoy.
Thyme tea health benefits
Here are 10 benefits of what this tea can do for you. There are more but we will look at at least 10 of them.
1. Reducing high blood pressure- A study was done pertaining to thyme in relation to our blood pressure and it was discovered that a diet in thyme tea reduces our blood pressure.
2. Thyme has been known to reduce bloating and gas while at the seem time promoting good digestion.
3. Thyme is a good source of antioxidants that help to rid the body of free radicals which can lead to health issues.
5. Do you have a cough and the cold? drinking and googling with thyme tea have proven to bring relief.
6. Ladies, you are going to love this one. Studies have shown that drinking thyme tea can help to relieve menstrual cramps and what makes this so great is that this tea is all-natural.
7. A study has shown that drinking thyme tea has a positive effect on the neuron activity causing us to be in a good mood.
8. A diet of thyme tea has proven to increase blood circulation.
9. Thyme tea is rich in vitamin c which helps to protect the body from infection while strengthening the immune system.
10. Drinking thyme tea is known to help relieve headaches.
Thyme vitamin content
The vitamin content of thyme is as followed
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
Thyme tea health benefits
Using thyme in food recipes
Thyme can be added to
1. Steam foods
4. Broil foods.
5. Bake meats
6. Baked macaroni.
The final word
Thyme is a herb that has been around for thousands of years and has a rich history. This herb is enjoyed by cultures worldwide we have looked at many of the benefits including the vitamins that thyme contains
If you haven’t tried thyme as yet then I encourage you to take the time and give thyme a try. Trust me you will love and benefit greatly from it so go ahead what are you waiting for.
Experience the wonders of thyme that is not only a food enhancer but also is loaded with vitamins and is a natural healer.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.
6 thoughts on “Thyme Tea Health Benefits”
Wow!! I had no idea how beneficial Thyme is to your health. I’m really thinking I should start using it for my health. I love your tea recipe. I think I’m gonna try the one with ginger. We make a lot of ginger tea and that would be great to add to it. Do you have a recipe for that Lemon Thyme Chicken pictured on your page? That looks delicious!
Hello Lynn so nice to meet you and i am so happy that I could help. It so good to know that we can use herbs such as thyme to promote natural healing. As for the lemon chicken recipe I will send you the recipe no problem. Wishing you the best of success and have a good day.
Thank you for this very informative post. I know about the health benefits of green tea but I was not aware how thyme is equally beneficial. I specifically like how thyme can actually relieve menstrual cramps.
Most women suffer from this problem every month and it would be really nice to find a natural remedy instead of having to take some medications just to relieve the pain.
I’m just wondering how it tastes like; is it bitter or have some after taste? Does it also act as laxative?
Hello so nice to meet you and I am so happy that i could help. Thyme tea is really amazing and can do wonders. This tea takes getting use to but the good part is that it is so beneficial. As far as a laxative is concerned it depends on the individual and their system. Hope this helps. All the best to you and have a good day.
Hi Norman 🙂
I was never much of a tea drinker but I know that most teas are good for you.
I never heard of thyme tea. It looks like it has a lot of health benefits and nutrients in it.
What do you know about green tea because that’s the only tea I drink but I drink it ice cold.
Is thyme tea more beneficial than green tea?
Hello Rob so good to see you. Herbal teas are really great because of how they are so beneficial to our bodies. Green tea has many great benefits besides being loaded with antioxidants that help the body to get rid of free radicals. Both thyme and green tea has its benefits.
Both benefits the body in so many ways so by drinking these teas your body will receive these benefits. Hope this help, by the way I love green tea also. All the best to you and have a good day.