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Lemon Thyme Organic


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Also known as: Thymus citrodorus,

Introduction: Lemon Thyme is often used to add a refreshing lemon-like flavor to cooked foods and teas. It is also added to potpourri or herbal pillows for its pleasant scent since the leaves impart a lemony scent when crushed.

Constituents: Lemon Thyme leaves contain geraniol, esters, nerol, citronellol, citral, and thymol The essential oil contains higher concentrations of these constituents than the dried leaf.

Parts Used: The leaves.

Typical Preparations: The dried leaves may be infused for tea, or added to foods (especially chicken and fish) as a flavoring agent.

Summary: The leaves of Lemon Thyme are antibacterial, antiseptic, deodorant, antifungal, and disinfectant. A weak tea of Lemon Thyme leaves may be used internally to assist with respiratory problems, including asthma, decongestion, and as a digestive aid. The infusion may also be used as a mouthwash.The aromatic leaves may be dried and added to pot-pourri and herbal pillows for their lemon-like scent.

Precautions: None known.

 

 

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1lbs
  • 23 Units in Stock

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