Thyme - Thumus vulgaris
Take a deep breath. Focus on the sensation of the air moving through your nose and into your lungs. Are your airways and lungs clear or congested? If they're clear, imagine a time when they were bogged down with mucus. I'm sure it was a miserable feeling! You were probably coughing up gunk and your chest and throat got pretty sore. Guess what? There's an herb for that! And you may already have this herb in your kitchen!
Through at least 20 centuries, Thyme has been used to help clear up cold, wet, boggy lungs, open the airways, and soothe the sore throat and chest that come with coughing. It works by drying up the excess mucus and killing the germs (bacterial and/or fungal) that your body is fighting. Those with asthma, bronchitis, and whooping cough can benefit from using Thyme.
Often, Thyme was burned in sick rooms to keep others in the house from catching the illness. Scientists have since proven that it's an airborne disinfectant. Today, we can diffuse the essential oil or use a smudge stick for the same purpose.
Beyond its affinity for the lungs and its ability to disinfect, Thyme can reduce pain, cramping, spasms, and swelling. Your whole digestive tract can benefit from Thyme because it's able to alleviate gas, bloating, IBS, and more. It may also knock out lingering or recurrent infections.
To learn about Thyme in greater detail, become a member and check out its Datasheet, which will be published in November.
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