This spice loves to partner with others like rosemary and parsley, to name a few, but can stand firm on its own comes Thyme. With its warming and drying nature, thyme expedites respiratory issues, such as acute and chronic bronchial infections, spasmodic coughs (of a wet nature), chest colds, sore throats, hay fever, and hay fever sinus problems.

Charted full of minerals and vitamins, especially iron, Thyme, liquefies, and clears congestion in the sinuses and the lungs. As a tea, it can serve as a gargle for sore throats and gum inflammation. During cooking, it preserves meats and other foods to keep pathogenic bacteria at bay and dispel gas, bloating, and indigestion.

PROPERTIES: antihelmintic, antibacterial, anticatarrhal, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant, antispasmodic, carminative, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine

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