With its delicate leaves and a penetrating fragrance, thyme is a herb worth picking up at the grocery store or market, if you are not familiar with it.
A native of the western Mediterranean region, thyme has been used for its culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses for thousands of years. It’s one of the twenty-seven featured ingredients featured in Kimberly Elise Naturals Alchemy 27. If you have fresh thyme on hand, you can use it in your self-care rituals. Read on to discover more about this utilitarian herb.
How To Use Thyme For Your Food
This delicate but penetrating herb is the perfect flavor enhancer. Whether fresh or dry, it is an excellent source of vitamin A and C, and it’s rich in iron, manganese, and fiber – all great for boosting your immunity. And with many varieties available including lemon, orange, and French thyme, it’s hard not to use them in your favorite recipes.
Tip: Trying to reduce your salt intake? Just substitute it with thyme in your foods.
Here’s a recipe to try, too!
How To Use Thyme For Your Body
Sometimes our body needs healing from inside out, and this evergreen plant can help. Aside from supporting the immune system, it also aids the respiratory, nervous, and digestive systems. Its essential oil form, highly antimicrobial, can help fight sore throats, and treat eczema. Your hair benefits, too. The herb’s elements can help prevent hair loss and richen your hair strands.
Tip: Have an itchy scalp? Mix rosemary with thyme for a potent rinse.
How To Use Thyme For Your Environment
You know that feeling you get when you enter a fresh and clean place? Soothing, right? The herb’s therapeutic properties can help keep you and your home feeling relaxed. Its active substance carvacrol is known to affect neuron activity, boosting your mood. So, grow some this plant and other mood-boosting plants at home, and the good vibes roll.
Tip: Place thyme and lavender between layers of linen to protect the fabric from insects.
Thyme and all that it has to offer is another versatile ingredient found in Alchemy 27.