• Mara

RASPBERRY AND THYME

Updated: Jun 6

Fresh, fruity and fantastic. This refreshing drink is great for any gathering. with a herb and citrus flavour.


INGREDIENTS

1 Pineapple

2 Cups of raspberries

2 Sprigs of thyme (leaves only)

Squeeze of Lime

Handful of Ice


METHOD

1. Juice the pineapple

2. In a blender, blend the pineapple, raspberries, lime, thyme and ice for 20 seconds

3. Serve


THYME has so many amazing benefits. Here's just a few.


1. Boosts the Immune System


Thyme is bursting with vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin and antioxidant that fights free radical damage in the body. Getting enough vitamin C boosts your immune system and reduces your susceptibility to both acute and chronic diseases.


2. Promotes Healthy Blood Pressure Levels


Patients may reduce their risk of developing high blood pressure by adding thyme to their diet. In fact, thyme extract has helped reduce heart rate, lower cholesterol levels, and maintain healthy blood pressure levels in laboratory rats suffering from hypertension.


3. Helps Stop Dry Coughing


Apart from taking over-the-counter cough meds, you can supplement them with thyme. Researchers from the Practice for Internal Medicine and Pneumology in Germany found that thyme extract can be used to alleviate coughing among patients with acute bronchitis.


4. Disinfects Wounds


Thyme extract has potent antibacterial properties that disinfect wounds and abrasions. They help prevent infections from spreading or starting.



5. Eases Upset Stomachs


You can use thyme tea’s antibacterial properties to help combat intestinal parasites and promote a healthy digestive tract. Either drink a cup or two every day for prevention or sip on a warm cup if you feel your abdominal muscles cramping up.


6. Combats Eye Infections


The thyme plant has antifungal and antibacterial properties that fight eye infections such as pink eye and conjunctivitis.


7. Improves Blood Circulation


One way you can improve blood circulation is by eating and drinking more thyme. It has iron, which stimulates red blood cell production and promotes healthy circulation.

100 grams of thyme contains 17.45 mg of iron—even just a small amount can already account for 20% of our daily iron requirement.


8. Gets Rid of Bad Breath


Thyme oil is a powerful herb that can eradicate more than 60 various bacterial strains, including Escherichia, Enterococcus, and Staphylococcus.


9. Brightens Your Mood


Thyme contains carvacrol, a powerful compound that combats stress.

You can maximize the anti-stress health benefits of thyme by drinking fresh thyme tea every now and then. Similarly, you can also pump a diffuser with thyme essential oil to surround yourself with a soothing aroma.


10. Relaxes Tight Muscles


Thyme has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe and relax tight, aching muscles. Extract the oils from thyme plant and use it on spasms, sprains, and menstrual cramps.


11. Clears the Airway


Thyme oil in a diffuser helps clear the airways.

Thyme acts as an expectorant that reduces the risk of acute and chronic respiratory diseases. Along with proper medication, it can help get rid of inflammation, mucus, and blockages along the airway.


12. Prevents Food from Spoiling


Keep food fresh and delicious with a sprinkle of thyme.

Adding thyme leaves to your meals doesn’t just make it look appetizing, its antibacterial properties also keep food fresh for extended periods of time. Thyme can avert bacterial growth and kill parasites that might cause stomach issues.


13. Helps Give You Pimple-Free Skin


Thyme is an all-natural solution to oily skin and acne breakouts.

Its anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce pimple size. Meanwhile, its antibacterial properties can cleanse your face of dirt and impurities clogging your pores.



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