Wild Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) 4oz/118ml Herbal Extract / Tincture - Maria Treben's Authentic™ Featured Herb

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It grows on sun-drenched rocky ground, in heaths, in dried-up lawns and near ant hills. As it must have heat, it flourishes especially where the reflected heat from stones can reach it. In the midday sun the dense purplish flower cushions perfume the air which attracts insects and bees to them. As long as I can remember these wonderful flowers with their aromatic fragrance have had a great attraction for me.

 

Thyme came to us from the Mediterranean countries during the eleventh century and the cultivated form, grown mainly in our gardens, is known as Garden Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) sometimes as Mother Thyme. Is grows taller than the Wild Thyme, up to 50 cm.

 

Thyme was well known in ancient times and old records state: "Thyme is most of all pungent and hot. Thyme is gathered during the time of flowering, from June to the beginning of autumn. Picked in the midday sun it is most effective. Externally, Thyme picked in the sun and dried, is applied as a herb pillow. Before going to sleep, the herb pillow is warmed in a pan and applied to the stomach or abdomen.

 

This pillow is also recommended for swellings and contusions.

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Infusion: 1 heaped teaspoon per cup of boiling water, infused for a short time.

 

Bath: 200 gm. of Thyme for a full bath (see General Information "bath").

 

Tincture: The flowering herbs, picked in the midday sun, are placed loosely in a bottle, 38% to 40% rye whisky or wodka poured over them and the bottle is kept in the sun for fourteen days.

 

Thyme oil: The flowering herbs, picked in the midday sun, are placed loosely into a bottle. Cold pressed olive oil is poured over them to about 3 cm. above the plants. The bottle is left to stand in the sun or in a warm place for 14 days.

 

Herb pillow: The herbs are filled into a pillow and sown up.

 

Thyme syrup: In a pot, layers of moist Thyme, picked in the sun, and raw sugar are alternated and pressed down firmly. This is left in the sun for approx. 3 weeks; then strained and the residue rinsed in a small amount of water, strained again and added to the first liquid. This is heated gently on a low heat until the syrup is thick-flowing, testing the consistency from time to time.

It grows on sun-drenched rocky ground, in heaths, in dried-up lawns and near ant hills. As it must have heat, it flourishes especially where the reflected heat from stones can reach it. In the midday sun the dense purplish flower cushions perfume the air which attracts insects and bees to them. As long as I can remember these wonderful flowers with their aromatic fragrance have had a great attraction for me. 

Thyme came to us from the Mediterranean countries during the eleventh century and the cultivated form, grown mainly in our gardens, is known as Garden Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) sometimes as Mother Thyme. Is grows taller than the Wild Thyme, up to 50 cm.

 Thyme was well known in ancient times and old records state: "Thyme is most of all pungent and hot. Thyme is gathered during the time of flowering, from June to the beginning of autumn. Picked in the midday sun it is most effective. Externally, Thyme picked in the sun and dried, is applied as a herb pillow. Before going to sleep, the herb pillow is warmed in a pan and applied to the stomach or abdomen.

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