This Thyme page is part of the Herbal Lore section from the Alizon’s Psychic Secrets website full of fascinating information on subjects such as the Tarot, Psychic Abilities, the Seven Secrets, Chakras, Color meanings, Crystals, Herbal Lore, Wicca, Magic Spells and much much more…
Thyme is perfect for enhancing the flavour of olive oil, butter, vinegar, meats, poultry, fish, soups and stews. Used also for salads and cooked vegetable dishes Thyme adds a super seasoning.
The name Thyme comes from the Greek thymos meaning spirit or smoke. Properties attributed to thyme by the Greeks included the giving of strength and courage. The early Egyptians also used thyme in mummification. Thyme was a very popular herb during the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Greeks used it for massage and in bath oils, as incense, and for medicinal purposes. The Greeks often used the phrase "To smell of Thyme” as praise. Later, in the Middle Ages, Knights would have a sprig of Thyme embroidered on their scarves by their lady as a sign of their bravery.
In mythical folklore, Thyme flowers were full of perfume and nectar for the bees, traditionally the messengers of the fairy world. Thyme honey is very popular here on the island of Crete.
Ancient Greeks believed Thyme could restore physical vigour and relieve melancholy. Thyme was used in ritual altar fires, to purify the sacrifices to the gods. Thyme was also burned as incense at funerals and placed in the coffin of the dead. It was believed that the soul of the deceased took up residence in the flowers of the Thyme plant, and that Thyme assured the passage of the deceased into the afterlife.
Thyme is used in Healing Rituals and in Spells for protection and curse removal.
It is said women who wear or carry Thyme are irresistible to men, and carrying sprigs in your pocket aids in developing your psychic abilities.
Burn some Thyme to help boost your courage and confidence when facing challenging situations.
It is said to strengthen the will, give courage and promote confidence.
I use Thyme in my Spells and in particular my Love Spells, Protection Spells, Cleansing Spells, Healing Spells, Confidence Spells and Weight Loss Spells.