Are you going to Scarborough Fair?

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme………..

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The song is actually an old British ballad from the Yorkshire area maybe even as far back as the 1600s. It’s been sung by many people, but Simon and Garfunkel brought it to major fame.

I’m finding a pattern developing in my studies about herbs and spices. Most herbs and spices have anti-microbial properties! This means they keep our digestion systems in check for good and bad flora. This is huge for us folks who struggle with yeast problems. I have got to start using these herbs regularly! I guess God knew what he was doing when he gave us the herbs of the field for food.

Thyme has been used since ancient times in Egypt for preparing bodies for burial. It is grown in the East Mediterranean countries and is Turkey’s third largest plant export. It was introduced to England during the Roman occupation.

The oil from the plant, thymol, is a potent anti-microbial. Thyme also contains many vitamins and trace minerals, such as, Vitamin C and A and Manganese, Copper and Iron. It plays a role in food preservation as well, which is why herbs and spices were so important in the ancient world.

Great for flavoring meats, cheese, eggs, herb bread and good old fried potatoes. For some great recipes which include Thyme click here for the BBC Food site.

For Aromatherapy use the essential oil of Thyme. It is clarifying and uplifting and can be mixed with Basil, Lemon, Marjoram and Lavender oils.

To purchase Thyme and its essential oil products visit iHerb.com here. Use my code RVZ335 and get $10 off your first order. They deliver most places internationally.

I wish you the best of health!

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarborough_Fair_%28ballad%29

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=77

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/search?keywords=thyme

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7 thoughts on “Are you going to Scarborough Fair?

  1. Pingback: Let’s talk Turkey | Rose of Sharon Herbs

    • Sorry, I’m like that too. Once it gets in there you need a stick of TNT to get it out. Thanks for your comment. Look forward to getting to know you better through your blog 🙂

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