Thyme for Cold and Flu Season

It is cold and flu season. If you get a cold or the flu or want to do what you can to prevent getting one, the herb thyme is your friend. Thyme has antiviral, antibiotic, antimicrobial, decongestant, expectorant and rejuvenative properties that help fight off or reduce the time you are laid up with a cold or flu. Thyme can strengthen the immune system. 

How can you take advantage of thyme’s powerful properties? Through steam and tea. I have included a YouTube video on how to make thyme tea and for the steam the instructions are below

Thyme steam – boil a couple cups of water. Once water starts to boil turn off the stove and pour the water into a metal or glass bowl, add a tablespoon of thyme and put a towel over your head and place your head several inches over the bowl and breathe in the steam. Do this until the water cools.


If you are already sick you can do a steam a few times a day to clear up congestion.

To prevent or reduce a cold or flu drink a couple cups of thyme tea a day should do the trick.


I’m including this video on thyme to give more info on how powerful it is. The tea recipe at the end is too weak to induce healing but the information is great.

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