Lemon Thyme Tea is popular for treating infections, congestion problems, calming and relaxing the senses. Lemon thyme (thymus citriodorus) can be recognized by its lace-shaped, light green colored leaves and lemon scent. Due to its aromatic leaves, lemon thyme is used as a flavoring agent for many dishes, especially those involving fish, chicken and vegetables.
The constituents of lemon thyme tea include geraniol, esters, nerol, citronellol, citral and thymol. The essential oil that is extracted from the leaves contains a higher level of these constituents than the actual leaves.
How To Make Lemon Thyme Tea
You can brew Lemon Thyme Tea by placing small dried leaves in a kettle of boiled water. Let the mix steep for about 5-7 minutes. Then, using a strainer to catch the leaves, pour the tea into your cup.
Lemon Thyme Tea Benefits
- Helps fight asthma in children.
- Prevents infections caused by viruses, fungi or bacteria.
- Provides relaxation.
- It can be gargled and used as a deodorizing mouthwash.
- Facilitates good digestion.
- Boosts your immune system.
Lemon Thyme Side Effects
Like in the case of Lemon Verbena Tea , there are a few side effects that you sould keep in mind when drinking Lemon Thyme Tea:
- If you suffer from allergies, avoid drinking Lemon Thyme Tea.
- Do not drink Lemon Thyme Tea if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Avoid over-consumption
Lemon Thyme Tea is a wonderful tea with a tasty lemon flavor. Make sure you read the side effects listed above and stay away from them!