Thyme

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Ingredients

  • Thyme (thymus vulgaris)

Directions

  1. For cooking, you can use it fresh or dried. To dry thyme, lay it on a cookie sheet and place in a low temp oven (until leaves are crumbly). Then strip the little branches and store in a lidded jar. It then can be used in cooking with fish, chicken, stuffings, marinades, and game. It can be used to flavor liquers and beef. It is often used in soups and sauces, with meat, poultry or fish. It is also a very important component of herbes de Provence and bouquet garni. Fresh thyme has the most flavor used whole, with the stem.  Thyme if often paired with tomatoes.
  2. For cosmetic uses, you can take and place thyme in your hot bath to help with stimulating circulation. You can also infuse thyme into your hair rinse by heating your hair rinse and add branches of thyme-letting it set for a few hours (or leave it in the bottle until rinse is gone). By doing this rinse infusion, you will be helping your hair be rid of dandruff.
  3. Medicinally, thyme is wonderful! The variety: English wild thyme is the best to use. You can infuse a tea with thyme and it will help digestive problems. Sweeten this tea with honey for sore throats and coughs, and also for muscular pain, poor circulation, and to help relieve insomnia. The essential oil of thyme can help with headaches and can be used for an antiseptic hair spray. Antiseptic properties. Recommended for croup and other respiratory problems, fever, headache, liver problems, cholesterol, scalp itching and flaking caused by candidiasis. Eliminates gas and reduces mucus.

     

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