Thyme, either dried or fresh, contains a large amount of antimicrobial compounds that fight against colds and the flu. Thyme also has expectorant properties that can help calm a cough. Next time you’re feeling under the weather, try making some thyme tea.
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 2 teaspoons of dried thyme OR 3 teaspoons of fresh thyme.
You can drink 1-3 cups daily for cold, flu, or cough symptoms.
You can also gargle with the tea (once it has cooled down a bit) to help soothe a sore throat. I know it might not be so tasty, but it helps!