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Tea Thyme!

Make Thyme Tea for freediving and boosting your immunity during Covid.

Disclaimer: Always see a healthcare provider before adding thyme tea/water into your diet especially if you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant, breastfeeding, on medication for blood clots, blood pressure and chronic heart issues. Those with an allergy to the Lamiaceae plant family, such as rosemary, oregano and mint should avoid consuming thyme. If you start to develop shortness of breath, skin rashes, chest pain, or other signs of an allergy stop consuming thyme immediately and seek medical treatment.

Freediving is an anaerobic exercise that causes your body to produce a lot of free radicals, which can make your feel tired after dives, cause cell damage and contribute to ageing. It’s important to eat, sleep and train right even on non-dive days. There’s a lot of ways to add vitamins and minerals into our diets each day, my favourite is Thyme! You can drink Thyme Tea or Thyme Infused water daily with minimal risks and it tastes great! With immune-boosting vitamins such as vitamin C, A & B this tea is also good for different types of respiratory issues which could affect your diving.

Thymus vulgaris is an herb in the Mint family, Lamiaceae. Thyme exhibits antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti carcinogenesis, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic activate. It’s excellent at supporting the immune and respiratory systems, preventing infections and fights free radicals. The main component of thyme is an essential oil, thymol which gives it antiseptic properties that kills fungi. It also helps in killing bacterial and viral infections which can also give some relief with a cold, cough, relieve congestion and soothe a sore throat. Thyme also has salicylate that may slow down blood clotting. It's best to avoid this herb 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery, please remember to consult with your healthcare provider.

Thyme is a Good Source of:

  • Manganese - contributes to many bodily functions, including the metabolism of amino acids, cholesterol, glucose, and carbohydrates. It also plays a role in bone formation and reducing inflammation.

  • Magnesium - plays a role in over 300 enzyme reactions in the human body. Its many functions include helping with muscle and nerve function, regulating blood pressure, and supporting the immune system.

  • Zinc - helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses.

  • Potassium - is a mineral and electrolyte. Aids with maintaining blood pressure, help reduce water retention, muscle contractions/cramps, digestion, heart rhythm, blood pH balance (acidity and alkalinity).

  • Calcium - to building bones and keeping them healthy.