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Thyme (latin: Thymus vulgaris) is dominated by the essential oil thyme-camphor (thymol) as well as caravcrol and cymene which enters he blood circulation and during digestion leave the body through the respiratory tracts. Thyme has a cramp relieving and mycolytic as well as antibiotic effect.

Thyme contains tanning agents that alter our protein structures and dissolve bacterias on the intestinal wall which have no means of surviving. Thyme with its antibiotic oils helps getting over with intestinal infections faster.

Thyme has vitalising effects on the whole intestinal area, improved appetite and dissolve mucus in the respiratory tracts. When solved in water it can be used gargling against infections in the mouth.

Thyme is a close relative to lavender, majoram, mint, rosemary and sage. Thyme can be up to 40 cm high and grows in the garden or in a flowerpot. Its origin is the Mediterranean but it found its way to our region and become native here to. During wintertime it should be covered or if kept in a pot brought into the house to a not to warm space. Thyme blossoms between June and September. He need a sunny and dry spot. The earth should be able let water in and contain some lime which makes fertilising unnecessary.
In march the plant should be cut down to improve regrowth in summer. When harvested the whole haulm is taken without the stems. The best time for harvesting is June when the blossoming just started.

In ancient Egypt thyme was used because of its smell and ist germicidal effect. The dead where embalmed in thymeoil. The ancient greek used it for ritual purposes as well as spicing dishes.
In the early middle ages the Benedictines brought it to Germany. Thyme still has an important place in German traditions. It belongs to the virgin Mary plants and is a mandatory part of the Herb bouquet which are made for Assumption day (15th of august).

An old saying statest:"The next cold is on its ways but not to those using thyme." During rainy times thyme is one of the most used herb to keep the respiratory tracts free (it is a common ingredient in several medicines against bronchial illnesses)

Thymeherbs are dried and kept away from air (so it will keep its aroma). Thyme can be taken as a preventing measure in tea (to keep the common cold at bay).

A Thymebath:
Put a linen bag into hot bathing water (36°c to 38°C). The Bath shouldn't last longer then 15 Minutes and during that time you should inhale deeply and regularly (it will help against illnesses of the respiratory tracts). When you are suffering from skin injuries, high fever or heart problems don't take a thyme bath!
Thyme is very suited to be used in the kitchen (especially the dried or fresh herbs). Thyme herbs are very savoury and are a perfect addition for roasted lamb.

Ingredients for tea against coughing:
Take 20g of thyme herbs and carmomile blossoms each with 30g of ribwort and coltsfootleaves. 2 Tbl. spoons of this mix is to be put into a cup and 200ml of boiling water are to be added. Let it rest 10 minutes and put it through a sieve. Drink the tea hot and slowly (never drink more then 2 to 3 cups a day).

And the most important fact for the before i forget it: Thyme was the medical plant of the year 2006.

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