Explore the Health Benefits of this Edible Flower Thyme Recipe
This Father's Day, let's celebrate our dads with the gift of health! This Father's Day, let's reflect on what truly matters; material goods are not as significant as a healthy and thriving life for oneself and loved ones. Let's give the gift of health and prosperity with a quick yet efficient edible flower recipe! Sourcing from the following resources: Flowerpaedia (2018), authored by environmental artist and floral specialist Cheralyn Darcey, Encyclopedia Britannica, britannica.com (sourced in 2020), and 100 Edible + Healing Flowers: Cultivating, Cooking, Restoring Health, (2014) authored by herbalist and arborist, Margaret Roberts, check out the best gift to give this Father's Day, Health!
As a friendly disclaimer, it is best to seek additional information from your medical care provider before adding any plant to your diet.
Thyme Flower Anatomy and Geographical Origins
Thyme ( Thymus vulgaris), a part of the mint family (Lamiaceae), is well known for its aroma and medicinal benefits. With dried leaves and flowering buds, thyme is native to Eurasia and is now found worldwide. Thyme can be utilized for perfumes and essential oils too.
Thyme (Thymus vulgarisms) represents bravery, affection, courage, strength, let's do something productive, activity.
- Flowerpaedia (2018)
Thyme Flower Medicinal Benefits
Thyme is excellent for coughs and colds. It can act as an excellent digestive laxative and boost the immune system when added to food. Thyme is perfect for fighting fungal infections, pneumonia, and asthma. This wondrous plant proves beneficial when soothing insect bites, eczema, athlete's foot, and ringworm.
Thyme Flower Edible Immune-Boosting Soup Recipe
At this point, one may pose the question, what is this plant's secret power? Thyme is enriched with thymol, which is excellent for combating fungus and bacteria. When this superpower plant is combined with flavonoids, it can also relieve muscle spasms and mental and physical fatigue. Check out this signature recipe from Margaret Roberts and give the gift of health!
Ingredients (6-8 Servings)
3 cups roughly chopped onion
a little olive oil
2 cups finely grated potato
1 1/2 liters good chicken stock
1 cup pearl barley, soaked overnight
2 cups finely chopped Clery, leaves included
1 small red chili, finely chopped and seeds removed (or 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper)
Juice of 2 lemons
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1/2 cup fresh thyme leaves and flowers
Sea salt to taste
Recipes (6-8 Servings)
Fry the onions in the oil until they start to brown, add the grated potatoes and stir-fry until they start to turn golden. Add all the other ingredients and simmer with the lid on until everything is tender and the soup is tasty. Serve steaming hot with crusty brown bread.
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