A Natural Antibiotic: Thyme Oil for Wellness and Cleaning

Superbugs like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus {MRSA} are on the rise and, unfortunately, are becoming resistant to the drugs used to treat them. When faced with a microbial infection, using natural antibacterial agents may not only be more effective but also safe and risk-free. Apart from using spices like garlic, I recommend you try essential oils derived … Continue reading A Natural Antibiotic: Thyme Oil for Wellness and Cleaning

Tea Time: Thyme to Drink Your Tea

Thyme, botanically known as Thymus vulgaris, is a perennial garden herb that has been employed since ancient times for medicinal and culinary uses. The World's Healthiest Foods notes that thyme has traditionally been associated with courage, with medieval women giving sprigs of thyme to knights going into battle; it has also been used as a … Continue reading Tea Time: Thyme to Drink Your Tea

When Cold and Flu Season Arrives

These two recipes are prepared as teas but are not taken in your teacup - they help with the discomfort of flu season in other ways. Winter Inhalation This traditional herbal steam helps open your sinuses, discourages bacterial and viral growth, and reduces pain and inflammation. Remember to stay a comfortable distance from the steaming … Continue reading When Cold and Flu Season Arrives

Kitchen Cabinet Medicine – Tea Blend for a Cold

Got a cold, sick in bed? Find relief and comfort with this simple tea blend using 3 common culinary herbs.    When down with a cold, a hot cup of tea can go a long way. But it can be hard to take care of ourselves when we feel lousy. Grogginess, grumpiness, and exhaustion can … Continue reading Kitchen Cabinet Medicine – Tea Blend for a Cold

A Natural Antibiotic: Thyme Oil

Superbugs like methicillin - resistant Staphylococcus aureus {MRSA} are on the rise and, unfortunately, are becoming resistant to the drugs used to treat them. When faced with a microbial infection, using natural antibacterial agents may not only be more effective but also safe and risk-free. Apart from using spices like garlic, I recommend you try essential … Continue reading A Natural Antibiotic: Thyme Oil

Frittata with Winter Greens, Thyme, and Ricotta.

Few dishes are simpler or more satisfying than a frittata when it comes to whipping up a quick meal. This version bulges with hearty dark greens {which thrive in colder temperatures}, tender leeks, and fragrant thyme. It’s finished off with dollops of creamy ricotta. 3/4 cup fresh ricotta 8 large eggs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan … Continue reading Frittata with Winter Greens, Thyme, and Ricotta.

Let’s Create Some Herbal Remedies – When Cold and Flu Season Arrives.

These two recipes are prepared as teas but are not taken in your tea cup - they help with the discomfort of flu season in other ways. Winter Inhalation This traditional herbal steam helps open your sinuses, discourages bacterial and viral growth, and reduces pain and inflammation. Remember to stay a comfortable distance from the … Continue reading Let’s Create Some Herbal Remedies – When Cold and Flu Season Arrives.

Let’s Create Some Herbal Medicine – Syrups.

Syrups are useful for coating your throat and are helpful if you {or your children} have trouble swallowing capsules or pills. Any herbal tea can be concentrated and added to a sweet base to create a syrup. Because this process concentrates the herb's active constituents, a syrup can be very effective at treating and healing … Continue reading Let’s Create Some Herbal Medicine – Syrups.