Friday, June 28, 2013

Thyme Magical & Medicinal Properties

Photo: Thyme Magical & Medicinal Properties
Planet: Venus 
Element: Air 
Main magickal uses: clairvoyance, cleansing, consecration, courage, divination, dreams, exorcism, faeries, happiness, healing, love, money, prevents nightmares, protection, psychic development, purification 
Other magickal uses: compassion, confidence, contacting other planes, grieving, magic, meditation, Midsummer, passion, release, renewal, rituals for the dead, Summer rituals, wishing Lore: Thyme has strong ties to faery lore.
Thyme is a favorite with the spirits, it encourages positive vibrations and actions.  Used for protection (especially from the negative energy of others), for courage and for cleansing.  
Medicinal Properties
Thyme-aids digestion, contains high levels of antimicrobial compounds that combat colds and flus as well as expectorant properties that can help tame coughs - Listerine & Vicks VapoRub both contain thyme for its antibacterial/antifungal properties
It is said that Thyme is to the trachea and bronchitis what peppermint is to the intestines and stomach. It contains an aromatic oil called thymol that is responsible for many of its excellent properties. Anthelmintic, antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, sedative, anti-fungal, anti-septic.
Photo by Citrine Waters

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