During the winter period, diseases that attack the respiratory system show up more often in the form of that annoying flu, that cough that insists on not going away… And to prevent these diseases from evolving into worse ones, such as bronchitis and pneumonia, nothing better than drinking a thyme tea , which fights many other diseases in addition to those typical of the coldest period of the year.
Thyme is an aromatic shrub that originates from the European continent and is widely used in cooking. When consumed as an infusion, it is possible to maintain all the health benefits contained in the plant, which is why this is the best way to ingest thyme. The herb is considered a natural antibiotic and is used in the manufacture of many things, from sugar candies to soap, as it has a very pleasant smell.
The health benefits
There are numerous advantages of including thyme tea in the daily diet, among them we can highlight the good that tea does in the respiratory system, considerably reducing the cough and phlegm of those who have the flu, combating sore throat and the possible emergence of bronchitis, and preventing inflammation in the throat and mouth.
Those who suffer from depression should consume thyme tea, as well as those who suffer from a lot of stress and anxiety , as substances that act by calming the nervous system are found in the tea.
Tea also works as an antioxidant, preventing premature aging of the body’s cells, as an antiseptic and disinfectant, protecting the body from bacteria when used externally, as an antipyretic (reduces fever) and as a rich source of iron, which is why it is recommended for people with anemia.
how to make tea
Great care must be taken with the amount of thyme and water used to infuse, as it is not recommended that it be too concentrated. Just pay attention:
To make a cup of tea – Place two teaspoons of dried thyme in a mug and cover with 200ml of pre-boiled water. Leave the tea to rest and drink, if you prefer, sweetened with honey.
To make a liter of tea – In a container place a small branch of the dried herb. Pour a liter of boiled water over the top and let the tea sit for at least ten minutes before drinking. If you want to sweeten it, use honey.
Pregnant and nursing women should avoid consumption, as well as people with heart failure, gastritis, ulcers and similar stomach problems.