Thyme honey: antiseptic and antibacterial properties
Both antiseptic and antibacterial, thyme honey is ideal for protecting you against many infections, in particular winter respiratory infections: colds, flu, bronchitis … Thanks to its expectorant properties, this honey will also help you to clear your airways. ! It is also effective against various digestive infections, such as gastroenteritis …
To enjoy all of its benefits, nothing could be simpler: consume a little thyme honey regularly, especially in winter. You can, for example, use it to sweeten your herbal tea. On the other hand, if you want to fight a skin infection instead, apply the honey directly to your skin. Against acne, it is therefore recommended to make yourself a mask with thyme honey, for about twenty minutes a day. Rinse thoroughly: your skin should be cleansed after a few sessions …
Great healing capacities
Just like Manuka honey, thyme honey is renowned for its great healing properties. It is thus commonly used to accelerate the healing of more or less severe wounds, certain burns, skin ulcers or even bedsores … But beware, before using it, it is advisable to seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist. Your injury may need a different type of treatment depending on its severity.
In practice, you must first thoroughly clean your wound with hydrogen peroxide (or physiological saline). You can then directly spread the honey on the wound and cover the whole with a protective compress: note that there are also ready-to-use sterilized compresses with thyme honey or Manuka honey … in itself, the dressing must be renewed every day until improvement!
Thyme honey: how to choose it?
- Look at the composition. True thyme honey should be at least 50% “thyme honey” on the label.
- Favor labels. A PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) or PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) honey or “mountain honey” or even Label Rouge honey will necessarily be of superior quality.
- Spread French. The origin of the honey must be specified on the label. Prefer honeys that come from France (cocorico) or, at least, from the European Union. Flee the pseudo “thyme honey” from the other side of the world … The mention “harvested and potted by the beekeeper” is also a guarantee of quality.
- What about organic thyme honey? The AB logo guarantees that the bees have not received antibiotic treatment and that they have foraged only wild flowers or those grown organically. A good clue!