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Recipe: Thyme infused medicinal honey

Written by Tracy Gaibisso | Monday, 5 December 2022

Thyme is a pretty powerful herb to have at your disposal – Extremely high in antioxidants, it contains vitamins A, C and B alongside minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, and magnesium.

It’s widely known to have antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties (which you can read more about here). Honey is also rich in antioxidants and holds similar superpowers to thyme (antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and beyond). Combine the two and what do you get? This thyme-infused medicinal honey, of course.

This mixture is ideal for fighting off coughs, colds, and sore throats. Containing only two ingredients, it’s one of the most affordable recipes on our blog.

Okay, we don’t want to make you read through an essay when you’re here for a recipe – let’s get mixing!


  • Thyme
  • Honey (raw unprocessed is best)


  1. Fill a 3/4 glass jar with thyme and then fill it to the top with honey.
  2. Bring some water to a boil in a saucepan and then put the jar in the hot water – mix carefully.
  3. The honey will start melting and the thyme will release its aroma and medicinal properties into the honey.
  4. Leave the jar on low heat for about 30 minutes – do not let the honey boil!
  5. Turn off the heat and put the lid on the jar – keep it in a sunny place for two weeks, stirring regularly.
  6. Once two weeks have passed, you can take out the thyme and put the honey in the cupboard where it can be kept for a few months.

Thyme medicinal honey can be consumed throughout the year and served as you please! You can take one to three teaspoons per day – stir it into your tea, swirl it onto some yoghurt, spread it on a slice of bread, or use it as a marinade for chicken.

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Tracy Gaibisso

Tracy has been in clinical practice as a herbalist and Naturopath since 2002 with a special interest in pre-conception, fertility, women's hormones and reproductive health. In addition to her naturopathic qualifications, she has completed post-graduate training in wellness and has a Masters in reproductive medicine. She also currently sits on the Clinical Advisory Committee for Endometriosis Australia.

She offers couples the BEYOND FERTILITY ™ program to assist in achieving optimal outcomes for a healthy pregnancy and birth and offers other practitioners mentoring in the program. She also has her own range of herbal teas in this space.

She is a well-respected industry speaker and established workshop facilitator, speaking both nationally and internationally. In addition, she both supervises in the Clinic and lectures at Endeavour College of Natural Health Perth.

In her downtime, she is a self-confessed foodie and animal lover and you will often find her concocting recipes with medicinal herbs into teas, elixirs, oxymels, smoothies, oils and poultices and researching ways of resurrecting ancient healing knowledge into modern practice.

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