Tag Archives: Thyme

Celebrating Earth Day

While this Earth Day may undoubtedly feel different than the 49 that came before it, I don’t think there’s ever been a better time to honor our beautiful home. Nature gives us the chance to slow down, turn inward, and cultivate our inner peace. While I know many people have limited access to parks and outdoor spaces, I invite you

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DIY Hand Soap Recipes (And Why to Use Thyme Oil!)

How to Make Hand Soap (and Why Thyme Essential Oil is the Perfect Ingredient!) Before I get into the DIY hand soap recipes, I want to talk about Thyme essential oil, so you’ll know why I’m focusing on it for cleansing skin and supporting health. (If you want to go directly to the recipes, scroll down to the sub-headline, Thyme Hand

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A Natural Antibiotic: Thyme Oil

I originally posted this article a few years ago when my husband became extremely ill with MRSA he had contracted from the apartment complex we manage. I feel that with the current situation at hand with the COVID-19 outbreak this post about thyme oil is appropriate. A Natural Antibiotic: Thyme Oil Superbugs like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus {MRSA} are on the rise

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Herbal Remedies May Inspire Future Treatments for High Blood Pressure

People have used herbs as medicine for thousands of years. Today, with medical researchers continually hunting for better alternative treatments, some are revisiting these remedies. A recent study looks at herbs that people believe can treat hypertension. Currently, hypertension affects an estimated 1 in 3 adults in the United States. Although dietary and lifestyle changes can sometimes be sufficient, medication is necessary in some

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Our Pantry Profile: Thyme

Thyme {Thymus vulgaris} Common garden thyme has been used for protection, courage, food, and medicine since the beginning of recorded history. A low-growing, aromatic shrub native to the rocky hills of the Mediterranean and Southern Europe, it’s now a staple of herb gardens around the world. Roman soldiers bathed in thyme to maintain their courage and strength before a battle,

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Companion Planting with Herbs

Boost your garden this season with the right pairings of plants. Companion planting is a fantastic addition to any garden. By specific plants next to certain fruits, flowers, and vegetables, you can boost their health and increase their production. Of course, knowing what pairings work best is key, especially when it comes to herbs. How It Works Companion planting improves

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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

If you’re old enough to count among the Baby Boomer generation, you certainly remember the sensation caused by the release of Simon and Garfunkel’s hit song, “Scarborough Fair,” with its haunting refrain, “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.” Most people who bought the album (yes, it was an album, not an MP3 back then) didn’t really think about the properties of the

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Thyme

There are few things a sprig of thyme won’t make immensely better. This versatile herb blends well with a myriad of flavors and is packed full of health-promoting compounds, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Thyme belongs to the genus Thymus which is part of the mint family and closely related to oregano—another powerful herb. Native to the Southern Mediterranean regions,

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