Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Time For Thyme

Rosemary and Thyme are often culinary go-togethers.

Thyme is a basic ingredient in French, Italian, Spanish and Turkish cuisines. It's used to flavour meats, soups and stews, and it has a particular affinity to and is often used as a primary flavour with lamb, tomatoes and eggs.

Oil of thyme is a brilliant antiseptic (think Listerine) and has also been shown to be effective against the fungus that commonly infects mens toenails (this type of fungus is linked to mostly male genes, so it rarely affects women).

Thyme tea is great for cough and bronchitis. Its antiseptic properties make this tea effective against inflammation of the throat if you gargle with it a few times a day.

5 comments:

Mary said...

Right on time for Thanksgiving!

Angie said...

Is thyme tea could for children with a cough?

Angie said...

I'm sorry I meant...is thyme tea good for children?

Ellen Troyer, MT MA said...

I don't really know. I have not given it to my children or grandchildren, but this web site suggests that it could be.

http://www.mariatrebenherbs.com/thyme.htm

alex c said...

I have heard that Thyme has many uses as an antiseptic. It makes a good pulmonary disinfectant, which helps with all respiratory infections including coughs, colds, and sore throats. It also helps with mouth infections, including those of the gums, and throat infections.

I have also heard that When used in cooking, it can help preserve meat and keep it from spoiling. It slows down the growth of bacteria, keeping meat broth from spoiling.