Thyme is one of the chief ingredients in Sinus Survival Sinuthyme, a true mucus-busting ingredient. Let’s review Thyme’s benefits and how to get more thyme into your diet naturally.
It’s About Thyme
There are over 60 varieties of thyme. French thyme is the most commonly used, while there is also orange thyme, lemon thyme, and silver thyme. It’s an easy herb to find in your grocery store, but it’s also an easy herb to grow, both inside and outside.
In the wintertime, I plant thyme and rosemary in a pot and keep it on the kitchen counter. It likes sun and likes to be well-drained and watered every few days. Since I keep it close to our sink, it’s a no-brainer to take care of it.
It’s easy to cut off a few sprigs to add to a number of recipes. About three times a week I’ll make an omelet or scrambled eggs, which will always have thyme or other fresh herbs (such as rosemary).
Just take the sprigs and strip the leaves off each branch and put them into a small container. For scrambled eggs, add a couple of tablespoons of thyme, herbs, and ground Himalayan sea salt and mix with a whisk. For a tasty omelet, do the same thing, but also add goat cheese before folding the omelet over, then sprinkle more fresh herbs on top.
I also like to make a quick salad to add more greens in the morning with the eggs. My favorite is arugula salad with my quick homemade dressing:
- Put arugula in stainless steel bowl
- Add olive oil around the outside of the bowl, approximately 2 teaspoons
- Add a teaspoon of Dijon mustard to the outside of the bowl
- Now take a fork and move the arugula in a circular motion around the bowl to lightly coat it with the Dijon mustard and olive oil
- Now add a pinch of Himalayan sea salt to taste
You can keep your herbs in the refrigerator for quick and easy access for the next time you prepare something.
In the summer, that’s when all of the herbs come to life outside. We live in Denver, so from May through October we have fresh herbs. My wife and I planted an herb garden years ago and one of my favorite things is to go to the herb garden and bring back fresh herbs to use in our preparations.
Ways to Use Thyme:
- Scrambled eggs and omelets
- Most soups and stocks call for fresh thyme
- Kidney beans, black beans, and pinto beans
- Grilling salmon or poaching any fish
- Any vegetable dish
The Health Benefits of Thyme
Two tablespoons of thyme provide 10% of your vitamin C intake for the day, 5% of iron, 4% of manganese, 3% of copper and 3% of your fiber intake. Thyme contains flavonoids, which provide antioxidant benefits.
For centuries, thyme has been used for chest and respiratory issues including bronchitis, chest congestion, and coughs. Studies show thyme’s antimicrobial activity against bacteria and fungi including Staphylococcus aureus, Shigella sonnei, and Bacillus subtilis, to name a few.
Thyme has traditionally been used to help with inflamed sinuses, help alleviate whooping cough, and help loosen phlegm. Thymol is the active ingredient in thyme, and is responsible for the antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal properties. The German Commission E has approved thyme for the treatment of bronchitis, whooping cough, and upper respiratory inflammation.