Infusion of thyme, honey, and lemon for coughs and colds
The infusion of thyme, honey, and lemon is a very popular medicinal drink, with incredible benefits to calm a cough and relieve the symptoms associated with the flu.
Surely, since you were a child, you heard that the thyme infusion (made from the infusion of dried thyme leaves) is useful when, for example, we have a cough attack at night due to inflammation or throat irritation, caused especially by pharyngitis or laryngitis.
You also probably know that this natural beverage with medicinal benefits becomes an excellent option when a certain food is bad for you and that produces a heavy, slow digestion, and above all, many gases and flatulence.
Although also its essential oil is recommended in cases of a productive cough, within the home remedies for the cold and those home remedies for the cold.
This is because, as we will know thoroughly throughout this article, has antiseptic properties, so it is used even in cases of bronchitis.
Benefits of thyme, honey and lemon infusion
Thyme is a botanical species that we typically find in the Mediterranean flora, although today its cultivation has spread to more places in the world.
As we explained before, it stands out for the treatment of pulmonary infections, because it has antiseptic properties, at the same time it is spasmolytic, also helping to calm a productive cough or the spasmodic cough of an emphysema and whooping cough.
But it is also ideal in cases of slow or heavy digestion, especially when we are facing the abdominal swelling characteristic of flatulence.
At the same time, it is able to help positively in cases of diarrhea, thanks mainly to its antiseptic action. You can take it as an infusion or from capsules. You can find both forms of consumption in specialized stores and herbalists. Or in the form of infusion, a recipe that we propose on this occasion.
When autumn approaches it is very common that after the change of season our defenses tend to weaken, as a result of the arrival of cold and bad weather, the transition from a hot season to something colder, and especially after the change of time: the decrease of sunlight has an effect in most of the negative times on our hormones and our health in general.
For this reason, it is very common that, during the fall and finally throughout the winter, the cases of colds, flu, and colds increase.
For gas and indigestion
Thyme is, along with chamomile, one of the most popularly popular plants in case of heavy or slow digestions, and especially – and especially in case of gas and flatulence.
In fact, an infusion taken after meals helps make the process of digestion easier and better, reducing the symptoms that appear when it becomes slow or heavy.
Thyme provides antiseptic properties, which make it a medicinal plant with interesting benefits in case of bronchitis.
For flu and colds
Thyme also provides interesting benefits in case of a productive cough, a very common symptom when there is a cold or we have caught the flu.
On the other hand, we find honey, a superfood full of benefits and properties. For example, it is ideal against sore throats, coughs and respiratory diseases to the current as an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral antioxidant. This means that it helps relieve mucus and nasal congestion while calming the discomfort in the throat.
And what about lemon? Well, that precisely becomes the ideal combination, being extremely rich in vitamin C and natural antioxidants.
How to make an infusion of thyme, honey, and lemon
It treats as it is to imagine an ideal natural prescription to alleviate a cough and to calm the discomfort of the throat. Its preparation is extremely simple. Take note of the ingredients you need and the steps to follow:
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup of water
Preparation of the thyme, honey and lemon infusion:
Boil the equivalent of a cup of water in a saucepan.
Meanwhile, cut a lemon in half and squeeze one of them to get your juice.
When the water boils, add the thyme and leave to boil for 5 minutes.
After this time, turn off the heat, cover and let stand 3 minutes.
Finally, strain, sweeten with a teaspoon of honey and baby.
When to take it:
This infusion is ideal when we are sniffing or cold, our throat hurts and the cough does not let us sleep at night. In fact, it is very useful to consume it warm before going to bed at night.