Thyme for St Fiacre by Lynn Kirkland
St Fiacre stands in a bed of the miraculous thymus nummilarus, commonly known as pizza thyme.
Saints gain sainthood by performing miracles and St Fiacre is the patron saint of gardeners. St Fiacre had a gift of healing and used herbs to bring about healing in people. He was an Irish monk who went to France and established gardens on the outskirts of Paris. He grew vegetables to feed the poor and sick and herbs to use for food and for healing.
I am sure thyme would be one of his favourites and it certainly is a firm favourite of mine.
Last week I found my nose started to run out of the blue and I wanted to make sure that I nipped whatever it was in the bud.
I picked some of the lovely pizza thyme you see surrounding our saint and took it home to make a bath infusion.
I have used this treatment many times and have told many people about it and it is nothing short of miraculous.
Place a handful of fresh thyme in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Cover the bowl with a plate to allow the essential oils to condense and return to the water.
Leave for twenty minutes and then strain into a warm bath.
Soak in the bath for at least ten minutes and then go to bed where you will sleep and sweat out any germs and toxins.
This bath infusion treatment is excellent to nip a cold or flu in the bud or to treat coughs and colds. It is also effective when you are feeling exhausted or need to detoxify.
I have to say that after my magical herbal treatment I felt great and there was no sign of any cold coming.
Time to find this herb at your local garden centre and get it growing so you have a plentiful supply on hand for the family.
It can be used fresh or dried and is a must to have if you want to use herbal options for your wellbeing this year.