Using Thyme During Flu Season
Thyme Is A Great Natural Anti-viral To Ward Off A Nasty Flu.
Did you know THYME is a great herb to use during flu season? Thyme contains potent anti-viral properties that have the ability to destroy viruses and bacteria. Start taking at the first sign of a cold or illness to help decrease the viral load in your body. It also has one of the highest antioxidant concentrations of herbs and helps clear out free radicals throughout the body to give your body an extra immune boost! It is packed full of bioflavonoids (aka lutein, zeaxanthin, and naringenin); which have all been shown to have powerful effects on eliminating free radicals and other illness producing components.
Thyme is a great medicinal and culinary herb so consider adding it to your food, drink it in a tea, or take it in pill format. Consider using thyme in your meals by adding it to meats, soups, salads, guacamole, vegetables, potatoes, and rice dishes! Onions, beets, carrots, beans, mushrooms, and tomatoes get an extra "kick" from the Thyme herb.
Thyme is relatively safe. But, we always need to be careful and not to overdo anything we digest or put on our bodies topically. So if you have a sensitive stomach, large volumes of Thyme can upset your tummy. Thyme can lower your body's ability to for clotting blood, so make sure you don't use this with any blood thinning medication. And as a precaution, pregnant women should not use this herb.
DISCLAIMER: This information should not be considered to be healthcare advice or medical diagnosis, or treatment. This information is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other healthcare professionals. Always consult a healthcare professional first before trying any herbs and spices mentioned in this posting.