Thyme Tea

  • 1 teaspoon or 2 large sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 cup [237 mL] filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon of sweetener, if desired [sugar, honey, agave nectar, etc.]
The essential oil of common thyme [Thymus vulgaris] is made up of 20-54% thymol, an antiseptic [check the list of main active ingredients on a bottle of Listerine]. This herbal infusion has been used for centuries to effectively treat cough, bronchitis, upset stomach, and inflammation of the it tastes good.
  1. Bring the filtered water to a boil
  2. Pour boiling water over the fresh thyme and steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Sweeten if desired and enjoy.