This recipe is very simple and easy to make. Works well for treating coughs, colds, and chest conditions.
2 – 4 oz thyme leaf and flower
1 quart of water
1 cup of honey
Combine the thyme and water in a pan over very low heat. Simmer lightly, with the lid ajar to allow the steam to escape, until the liquid is reduced by half (makes about 2 cups of very strong thyme tea). Strain, add honey to warm the liquid and stir until the honey is melted and well-mixed with the tea. Store in glass jar in the refrigerator, it will keep for 3 to 4 weeks. Take ½ to 1 teaspoon every couple of hours until the cold or cough subsides.
Toni is a Holist Health Practitioner (HHP) & Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology from SDUIS, an Herbalist Certificate from Self-Heal School and a HHP certificate from the School of Healing Arts in San Diego. In private practice as a HHP for over 10 years, she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.