As the sign of Fixed Earth, Taurus is prone to congestion in the throat and head, and slow digestion. Rich in volatile oils, Thyme is useful in such ‘Taurus afflictions ‘by drying phlegm and stimulating digestion. Many of its constituents are antimicrobial, and its steam can be inhaled during sinus infections.
“It is under the government of Venus and is a notable strengthener of the lungs. It purgeth the body of phlegm and is an excellent remedy for shortness of breath. It is excellent for those that are troubled with the gout.”
“It is chiefly appropriated to the head and also easeth the griping pains of the belly, comforts the stomach and expels much wind.” -Nicolas Culpeper
Thyme Honey Recipe
1 clean glass jar
500 g unpasteurized honey (liquid)
½ cup dried thyme, or ¾ cup fresh
Place Thyme in jar, then add honey. Make sure all the herb is covered, and stir out any air bubbles. Let sit in a warm, sunny window sill for 2 weeks. Strain through cheesecloth.
How it Can Help:
For Sore Throat:
Thyme combines well with: Licorice, Mint, Elderberry/flower, Sage *add honey
For Sticky Cough or Congestion in the Lungs :
Thyme combines well with: Hyssop, Coltsfoot
For Tummy Pain and Indigestion with Stress or Nervousness:
Thyme combines well with: Rosemary, Verbena, Lavender and Lemonbalm