Thyme is an evergreen herb with ornamental, medicinal, and culinary uses. It has been traditionally used as a natural remedy for respiratory and chest problems in the southern Europe and Mediterranean region. This herb is very effective for problems with bronchitis, cough, cold, chest congestion, flu, etc.
Additionally, it can prevent fungal infection and chronic disease, strengthen the immune system, manage stress, support heart function, and induce blood flow.
It has also been traditionally used in a crushed form to speed up wounds healing and to prevent infections.
This powerful herb is rich in Vitamin A, B-complex, C and folic acid.
Thyme regulates blood pressure, supports the production of red blood cell, and supports the antioxidant distribution throughout the body because it contains potassium, iron, and calcium.
Thyme has strong antioxidant effects.
The terpenoids, like ursolic and rosmarinic acids, have strong cancer-fighting properties. Some studies have revealed that the regular use of thyme increases DHA amount in brain, kidney, and heart cell membranes, and DHA is essential omega-3 fatty acid.
The essential thyme oil has powerful antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic, antirheumatic and anti-parasitic qualities, and it is very helpful in the cases of rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, vertigo, tinnitus, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and lupus.
Thyme is very useful in case of:
- A sore throat and throat infections
- Acute and chronic bronchitis
- Mouth inflammation
Prepare homemade thyme tea and enjoy its benefits:
- Purified water
- Organic thyme
Take a brewing container and add a teaspoon of dried thyme per cup of water. Boil it and then remove it from heat. Cover it for 5 minutes, and then strain it.