A culinary staple especially in southern European and Mediterranean cuisines, Thyme was not exactly relegated to the kitchen back in the ancient times. The ancient Egyptians used it in their traditional ceremonies, notably embalming practises, while the Greeks used sprigs of thyme in their baths and used it as incense. The Romans saw Thyme as a symbol of strength and courage and was used as a traditional gift for soldiers going into battle. Additionally, placing sprigs of thyme in bedding was believed to prevent nightmares and promote peaceful sleep.
Today, while Thyme is a familiar sight in many spice racks and cooking pantries, it also offers a plethora of health benefits. It is a potent antioxidant and helps keep the air in your home pure and refreshing. Thyme can also come in handy when you need to do your gardening, hiking, fishing, or bush walking in peace!
If you're tired of experimenting with various skin treatments in the hopes of achieving beautiful and healthy-looking skin, give your skin a break and use thyme on problem areas. Just be mindful of its high thymol content so make sure to never apply neat!
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