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