People have used thyme for centuries because of its amazing medicinal properties. They used it for different purposes, but mostly as a natural medicine in the treatment of colds, flu, chest congestion, cough, and bronchitis, because it is rich in folic acid, B-complex, vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, and potassium.
Thyme originates from the Mediterranean region and southern Europe and offers numerous health benefits. It supports the function of the heart, increases blood flow, prevents fungal infections and chronic disease, manages stress, strengthens the immune system, supports the distribution of antioxidants in the body, helps production of red blood cells, and regulates blood pressure.
In the past, people used the thyme to heal their wounds and to prevent infections.
The thyme oil is also very beneficial because it has anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antiparasitic, antifungal, and antiviral properties. This oil is used in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome, tinnitus, lupus, vertigo, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
The terpenoids in thyme, have strong cancer-fighting properties. A recent study has shown that the regular thyme consumption increases the DHA amount in kidney, heart, and brain cell membranes. DHA is a very important omega-3 fatty acid.
The thyme essential oil is famous for its great medicine and bronchial antispasmodic properties. So, it can be very useful in the treatment of:
- A sore throat and throat infections
- Acute and chronic bronchitis
- Mouth inflammation
We present you the recipe for the delicious and homemade thyme tea which will help you prevent and treat many health conditions:
- Organic thyme
- Purified water
Add a teaspoon of dried thyme per cup of water in a brewing container. Heat the water, and pour it over the thyme. Cover it for 5 minutes, and then strain it.