By Karimah Bint Dawoud, muslim Chaplain & well being writer.
I’m always getting asked about quick fixes to loose weight, to get pregnant or sleep better. There are no healthy quick fixes just healthy lifestyle changes. Incorporating the herb thyme as part of your daily routine would be a small change to make a big difference over thyme…sorry I couldn’t resist.
My family name, from the prophet David or Dawoud in Arabic, is also associated with thyme. King David refers to the purifying powers of the herb in Psalm 51:7, “Cleanse me with ezov/za’atar and I shall be purified.”
RECIPE FOR ZA’TAR PASTE
In the Middle East, the Arabs make and eat za’tar spread, its made from 1 handful toasted sesame seeds, 20-30ml sea salt, 1 handful dry thyme and 1/2 cup olive oil.I have to add that every women then adds her own secret ingredients.
its an amazing herb that is a blessing from the Creator; its high in iron so great for anemic or menstruating women, surprisingly high in vitamin C so good for eyes, heart, skin. its great for the brain , a natural anti- depressant and combats stress.
The Arabs would do well to make sure its a regular part of their diet.