Thyme is a very interesting herb. Did you know that thyme volatile oil was placed in milk to keep it from spoiling before the invention of refrigeration? Interesting right? During the periods of plague, townspeople would burn this herb to ward off the disease from themselves and their home. This herb has a multitude of uses which include:
- treatment for coughing
- aiding in curing bronchitis
- relief from the common cold
- fights respiratory infections
- aides in asthma relief
- aides in allergy relief
- combats parasites
As for spiritual uses, thyme has a reputation for improving health, sleep, and increasing psychic awareness, mainly clairvoyance. It is also used in procuring love and can be seen coupled with rosemary in many love spells. It's also said to increase courage.
Reference: Thyme: Herbal Remedies
Make a small satchel of lavender and thyme to place under your pillow to help you sleep peacefully at night.
Drink herbal tea that consists of 1 part rosemary, 1 part thyme, and 1 part peppermint to help ease your common cold. Add honey to help ease your sore throat and aide in cough relief.