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L'infusion de thym au citron

Who hasn't heard of lemon thyme infusion? Indeed, this hot drink is well known in many cultures.

Apart from the fact that thyme-lemon infusion is very pleasant and tasty, it's also an excellent friend for our well-being. Thyme and lemon are both used in phytotherapy, and rightly so. An infusion of thyme and lemon contains a wide range of benefits for the body. The active ingredients of thyme and lemon work in harmony to ensure that we enjoy a cup full of virtues. Find out more about thyme-lemon infusion and its many virtues.

What are thyme and lemon?

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is an aromatic herb popular in cooking and traditional medicine. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is native to the Mediterranean region.

Thyme is often used for its ability to add flavor to savory dishes such as soups, stews and marinades. It is also known for its many virtues. Thyme aids digestion and supports the body's defenses.

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The lemon (Citrus limon) is an acidic, juicy citrus fruit from Asia. As the famous fruit of the lemon tree, lemons are rich in active ingredients with many benefits for our well-being. This citrus fruit is often used in juice or zest form to flavor drinks, savory dishes and desserts. Lemons are also known for their respiratory benefits.

A little bonus? Lemons are used in phytotherapy to support emotional balance! In essential oil form, lemons are the perfect ally for lifting your mood and putting a smile on your face.

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How do I make a thyme-lemon infusion?

Need a moment of cocooning? Opt for an infusion of thyme and lemon! Preparing an infusion of thyme and lemon is very simple. Here's how:


  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme leaves
  • 4 slices fresh lemon
  • 300 ml boiling water

Instructions :

  1. In a saucepan, bring the 300 ml water to the boil.
  2. Add the thyme leaves to the boiling water and leave to infuse for around 5-10 minutes. You can adjust the infusion time according to the intensity you wish to give your thyme and lemon infusion.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the fresh lemon slices.
  4. Leave to infuse for a further 1-2 minutes.
  5. Strain your thyme-lemon infusion through a fine sieve or colander. The boiling water should now be infused with the active ingredients of thyme and lemon.
  6. You can add honey to your cup to sweeten your thyme-lemon infusion a little if you like.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious cup of thyme-lemon infusion.

Note: In summer, thyme and lemon infusion can be enjoyed fresh! To do so, follow the same procedure, infusing your herbs in boiling water before letting it cool completely. You can then enjoy a cold infusion of thyme and lemon to refresh you during the summer season, while benefiting from its many virtues.

At what temperature?

When preparing the thyme-lemon infusion, you need to use boiling water to extract the active ingredients from the thyme and lemon. Boiling water is obtained from 100°C. You can use a thermometer, or simply wait for the significant bubbles in the boiling water to appear before immersing the thyme and lemon. In herbal medicine, the method of infusion preparation is almost as important as the choice of plant! If you'd like to learn more about herbal medicine, don't hesitate to get in touch with a professional who can share his or her knowledge with you in a personalized consultation.

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The benefits of lemon thyme infusion

Infusing herbs in boiling water is not at all complicated, and yet infusing lemon thyme has many benefits for our well-being!

You can benefit from the virtues of these two friendly plants by offering yourself a cup of lemon thyme infusion 1 to 3 times a day.


Thyme's antioxidant virtues are undeniable! Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) contains natural antioxidants that help protect against free radicals and protect cells and tissues from oxidation. Antioxidants contribute to the body's overall antioxidant capacity and can help strengthen the body. A good cup of lemon thyme infusion is therefore an excellent way to take care of yourself while indulging yourself.


Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is also good for the airways. It has a pleasant effect on the throat, pharynx and vocal cords, while helping to optimize the functioning of the respiratory system. As an added bonus, thyme contributes to fresh breath! For the respiratory tract, it can be interesting to combine thyme with lemon. Lemon (Citrus limon), which also has a pleasant effect on the throat, pharynx and vocal cords, is also useful in cases of tickling of the throat and pharynx. A simple cup of thyme-lemon infusion can be full of virtues, and it would be a shame to go without it!

Natural defenses

In phytotherapy, thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is appreciated for supporting the body's defenses. You can take advantage of the virtues of its active ingredients to boost your energy whenever you feel the need. Combined with the virtues of lemon (Citrus limon), thyme infusion is an excellent choice for warming up in cold weather, while doing your body a world of good.


How about a cup of herbal tea to aid digestion? Thyme and lemon infusion is packed with virtues. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in particular is traditionally used to aid digestion. It contributes to digestive comfort and helps to promote digestion. To benefit from its virtues, simply infuse thyme in boiling water during a meal, and enjoy a cup of beneficial infusion after eating. Naturopaths recommend waiting 15 minutes after eating to consume the infusion, so as not to interfere with digestive processes.

Should I choose an organic herbal tea? 

Ideally, it's best to use organic ingredients to make a thyme-lemon infusion. Organic produce is grown without pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers or other chemicals potentially harmful to health and the environment. Organic ingredients are also fresher, as they are often grown locally and are less processed than conventional ingredients.

What's more, choosing organic ingredients for your thyme and lemon infusion allows you to support local farmers who work hard to grow healthy, sustainable food. If you don't have access to organic thyme and lemon, it's a good idea to clean them thoroughly with clear water before infusing your plants.

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Conclusion on thyme-lemon infusion

Thyme and lemon are true herbal medicine essentials! Thyme and lemon infusion is a beneficial, tasty and easy-to-prepare beverage that can help improve your well-being. A simple cup of infusion is packed with active ingredients with many virtues.

To prepare it, all you need is fresh herbs to infuse in boiling water for a guaranteed moment of relaxation. A cup of thyme and lemon infusion is the drink of choice for your winter. Try it and you'll love it!

Demiraj Elana 8 February, 2024
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