thyme

March 22, 2018
Honey Thyme Cough Syrup

Thyme Cough Syrup Recipe

Make some time for  this very easy thyme cough syrup recipe.  Some studies have shown thyme in combination with other herbs may help with bronchial congestion. Thyme Cough Syrup Recipe Ingredients 1 pint of water ½ cup of honey 1 ounce of fresh thyme leaves OR 1/2 ounce of dried […]
April 3, 2018
antibacterial

Antibacterial

There are many types of bacteria, and not all bacteria are bad.  Some good bacteria in the body help aid in digestion and fight infection.  Pathogenic bacteria can cause disease.  Wikipedia does an excellent job of categorizing and listing the most common types of bacteria:  Pathogenic Bacteria List. Antibacterial herbs […]
April 3, 2018
antimicrobial essential oils

The Antibacterial Potential of Essential Oils

The overuse of antibiotics is of global concern as strains of bacteria learn to outsmart the drugs.  Essential oils have shown to fightback with antibacterial potential, based on their complex and varied chemical make up, but more studies are necessary for this to be an accepted solution.  In addition, some […]
April 3, 2018
antimicrobial

Antimicrobial

Herbs and essential oils are known for their antimicrobial potential, and have been studied for their abilities to inhibits or kill microbes including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and yeast.  It is important to understand therapeutic margin for each botanical, the amount at which a substance is both safe and effective to […]
April 4, 2018
anti-parasite

Anti-parasite

Also called anthelmintic, anti-parasitic herbs can help the body eliminate or destroy worms and parasites such as tapeworm.  Significant essential oils studied include oregano and thyme, and herbs include wormwood and hyssop.  Caution is necessary when using herbs as anti-parasitics, related to their low therapeutic margin. Recipes to Help with […]
April 4, 2018
antiseptic

Antiseptic

Antiseptic ointments are topical disinfectants applied to cleanse microbes from tissue and surface areas to prevent the spread of infections. Antiseptic Recipes   Blog Articles   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each […]
April 4, 2018
antiviral

Antiviral

Antiviral herbs and essential oils may help reduce viral infections.  Echinacea has proven noteworthy in helping with prevention of common cold viruses.  For most botanicals, more research is needed to determine safe and effective amounts. Antiviral – Recipes Blog Articles Can essential oils offer antiviral activities against the flu?  Read […]
April 9, 2018

Oral Health

Botanical extracts have shown positive research in aiding oral health.  Oral bacteria and fungal infections have been reduced with the essential oils such as lavender, geranium, tea tree, and peppermint, as well as the constituent: thymol as found in thyme. Oral Health Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research […]
April 9, 2018

Preservative

Herbs and essential oils with preservative qualities can help extend the shelf life of foods, supplements, and beauty products.  They may demonstrate an antioxidant and/or antimicrobial effect. Preservative Recipes Blog Articles Preservative Herbs and Essential Oils RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on […]
April 11, 2018
Borneol

Easy Thyme Tea Recipe

Thyme – Thymus vulgaris – tastes strongly herbaceous, and is especially good when sweetened with honey.  Drink this Easy Thyme Tea Recipe to help reduce congestion, cough, and cold. Avoid during pregnancy and with small children; do not drink in excess. Easy Thyme Tea Recipe Ingredients 1 tsp of fresh […]
April 12, 2018
easy thyme tea recipe

Help Me Breathe Tea

Got congestion: take some thyme to slow sip this Help Me Breathe Tea. Help Me Breathe Tea Ingredients 1 tsp of dried thyme 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper Juice of 1/4 lemon 1 tsp of honey 2 cups of barely boiled water Help Me Breathe Tea Instructions Steep all the […]
April 18, 2018
Borneol

Borneol, Delta Borneol, and Isoborneol

Borneol is an alcohol that easily oxidizes into the ketone: camphor.  It is found in Coridothymus capitatus (thyme), Artemisia herba alba (artemisia), Origanum vulgare (oregano), Ocimum canum (basil), lavender, lavandin, rosemary, sage, and feverfew. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for […]