Thyme honey is special because of it’s powerful antioxdant properties.
The flowers, leaves and oil of thyme are commonly used by people for the treatment of bedwetting,diarrhea, stomach ache, arthritis, colic, sore throat, cough, bronchitis, flatulence and as a diuretic.
Thyme is one of the best herbs to use as a cough and cold remedy, addressing all your cold symptoms in a holistic way.
Thyme acts both as an expectorant to clear the lungs of congestion and as a antitussive, calming coughing spasms.
Professor Peter Nolans’ research has suggested that some of the highest rating food for supplying defensive antioxidants is thyme honey.
These antioxidants can bind damaging oxidants that form, stopping them turning to free radicals and causing cell damage.
Fill a glass jar half full of fresh thyme leaves and flowers. Gently warm a batch of raw, unpasteurized honey, so that it will better extract the properties of the thyme.
Do not overheat or boil; heat over 110 degrees Fahrenheit will kill the honey’s enzymes and destroy its medicinal benefit.
Add enough honey to the jar to cover the herbs, and place the jar in a warm spot (near a sunny window). Let steep for 2 weeks.
When the honey tastes and smells strongly of thyme, it’s finished. You can leave the tiny thyme leaves in the honey.
Store in a cool pantry or in the refrigerator, where the honey will keep for several months.
How to use:
Use by the teaspoonful. Enjoy this delicious thyme honey by itself, or use it to sweeten teas for additional medicinal benefits.
Variation: For additional flavor, add 4 to 6 drops of pure essential lemon oil to each cup of thyme honey.