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After a bad fall at home a few years ago I got concussion and a flare up of EBV (Epstein-Barr virus) … this led me to read The Medical Medium book and I discovered a sentence that changed my life.

I had tried everything I knew of to fix a frozen shoulder for 18 months which I also had at the time of the fall. I could relieve the pain by lying on the earth for 30-60 minutes and reduce inflammation, but it came back.

In the Medical Medium I read so much that I related to – and the magic sentence was that thyme crosses the blood brain barrier and kills pathogens.

We had thyme growing in the garden so I decided to drink a cup of thyme tea each day as an experiment.

My painful shoulder had been waking me at night when I moved.

I was hoping the thyme tea would help with the concussion headache. Not even hoping for relief of my shoulder.

3 days … and my shoulder was no longer waking me at night.

10 weeks and my shoulder was completely healed.

I discovered it was best to only drink one cup of thyme tea per day. When I had two cups in the one day, I got puffy in the face and felt sluggish the next day … this resolved in 24 hours.

After some further reading, I have discovered that Thyme can be used on painful joints. The herb acts as a counter-irritant, actually irritating the area to stimulate blood flow and healing.  An essential oil (in a carrier oil) might work best for this and I will have to try this next time. Thyme oil has even been used to help stop hair loss because it increases blood flow to the area.

My reading went further to talk about thyme being good for infection, the upper respiratory system and the digestive system – in particular the digestive system. It seems that thyme can help to clean pathogens that have been stored up in the body. In regard to colds and flus, it seems you can’t go wrong with thyme – it contains antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties – and as such, it would be a great addition to your diet at the start of winter (or any time all year round!).

If you are looking for something natural to help with inflammation and viruses, try thyme. I can’t say it will definitely help you … however, it is worth doing your own experiment with thyme tea.

I hope this can help you in some way.

Please note:

Thyme is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women as it could bring on contractions or menstrual flow.

Please also do your research if you are taking blood thinner drugs or supplements.

Julie LewinJulie Lewin – a world renowned Medical Intuitive started her journey in the art of intuition in 1984. She appeared in four episodes of the TV show “The Extraordinary” in 1994/96 which was syndicated to 22 countries.  She’s a published author, co-author of which 2 x Amazon #1 Bestseller and has a Bachelor in Metaphysical Science. Julie won the Our Internet Secrets Business Builder Award 2013, founded a charity in 2004, is a global & multi-language meditation teacher on Insight Timer, Brainwaves, NOW & OliOli apps and runs transformational 1:1 retreats