Thyme is a powerful herb from the mint family that is extremely effective for treating respiratory illnesses. In fact, thyme is known as one of the best herbal cold remedies which successfully prevents common colds and relieves sore throat and oral infections.
You can use thyme internally to prevent infections and externally as a natural way to treat coughs, chest issues, and fungal infections. The flavonoids in this herb provide powerful anti-inflammatory effects that successfully relieve coughing as well as short-term bronchitis.
According to Reader’s Digest:
“Thyme is an officially approved cough treatment in numerous clinics in Germany—a perfect remedy for bronchitis, upper respiratory infections, and whooping cough. Its tiny leaves are packed with cough-suppressant compounds. In addition, Thyme flavonoids relax tracheal and ileal muscles, which are tangled in coughing, and also reduce inflammation and headaches.”
Here is how to prepare the natural syrup that will stop a cough instantly:
- 2 handfuls fresh thyme
- 1 knuckle of ginger minced
- 1 & 1/2 cups of water
- 3/4 cup raw local honey
At first, put the thyme and ginger into a pot. Next, add the water to the pot and bring it to a boil. Leave the mixture to simmer for 5 – 10 minutes. Then, add the honey and mix well.
Now, you should leave the syrup aside for 30-60 minutes, and strain it. Then, bring the syrup to a boil once again, remove the syrup from heat, leave it to cool, and bottle it. Lastly, store the syrup in the fridge.
- Adults 3-5 tablespoons per day
- Children 3-5 teaspoons per day