We are right in the middle of winter and with all this cold weather I just love to cook soup, how about you? My favorite is vegetable soup with a bunch of fresh, organic vegetables; sometimes I’ll add some chicken. Now that I’m using Young Living Essential Oils I like to use their wonderful selection of spice oils, as well as fresh or dried herbs, whatever I have available when the soup mood hits me. The spice oils enhance the flavor of food and benefit our health.
One of my favorite Young Living spice oils is Thyme. It has so many health benefits that I wanted to share some of those benefits in a post. When you cook with therapeutic grade essential oils you don’t want to add them during the cooking/heating process, you want to wait until you are finished and then add them, wait a few minutes to let the essential oils penetrate throughout, and then serve. If you add them during the cooking/heating process you will lose the therapeutic qualities of the essential oils; they will retain their aroma and taste, but you will miss out on the many health benefits that were in each drop.
Young Living’s Thyme is grown in Utah, and France, and because of the climate, rainfall, cooler temperatures, etc., the plants contain a great family of natural chemical constituents. Young Living takes great care in how they distill their oils to ensure that these naturally occurring healing properties remain intact so they can truly be called Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. Learn more about our process here at SeedtoSeal.com.
Thymol is one of the natural key constituents in Thyme and ranges from 37-55%. Thymol is important as it is great for nerves; and it restores the integrity of the tissue of organs that are made of fat. Just to note, our brain and liver are made of fat, so taking it internally, either with our food, or in capsules, or also applied topically will benefit our brain and liver,
so adding Thyme spice oil to enhance your food is a “no-brainer”.
I’ve heard it said that Thyme, Basil and Oregano are like the Three Musketeers when it comes to dealing with bugs – knocking out types of bugs, so add them to your food whenever you can to keep your family healthy (more about Basil and Oregano in my next post).
Thyme is powerful for the cardiovascular system and circulatory system. It’s also great for both male and female organs – the prostate and uterus – as it helps restore and maintain healthy normal function of those organs.
Thyme is also great for the respiratory system and so it’s a great spice oil to add to soup when your respiratory system needs help.
Did you know Thyme essential oil is also great for snoring? Rub on back of neck and on bottom of big toe before going to bed. Try it out and let me know how it works for you.
And you thought you were just making a pot of soup! Use Young Living’s spice oils to enhance the flavor of your food and your health, and this month (February 2015) you can get a 5ml bottle of Thyme for free with any order of 190 PV or more.