Thyme leaf also known as thymus vulgaris is a member of the mint family.
Dried thyme is used widely in food preparation with its warm, peppery flavor.In magic practices, thyme is a powerful ingredient when doing spellwork around luck, protection, cleansing, money, and for stopping nightmares.
Additional uses for thyme
Antioxidant — Thyme contains several known antioxidants, including polyphenols and flavonoids, just like green tea, as well as thymonin, luteolin, and apigenin.
Digestive Aid — Thyme eases stomach upsets, fights intestinal parasites, and promotes a healthy digestive tract.
Eye Wash — Press a cloth soaked in warm thyme tea on your eyes to cure styes and help to fight aid pink eye or conjunctivitis.
Expectorant — Thyme tea can help treat chest infections by clearing away mucus and soothing air passages.
Muscle Relaxer — Thyme can help to soothe and relax muscles cramps, including menstrual cramps.
Sedative — Thyme can help to lower cortisol levels in the body. A nightcap of thyme tea can improve the quality of sleep and ward off nightmares.
To Make Thyme Tea: simply steep 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon of dried thyme) in 1 cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Then add raw honey or lemon to taste and enjoy!
TIP – Let tea cool before using it as a topical treatment