Thyme is the herb that is native to the Mediterranean region and southern Europe. It has a very long history of use in traditional medicine as a natural cure for respiratory and chest issues, such as bronchitis, chest congestion, cough, a common cold, flu, etc.
Some of the most important therapeutic properties of this herb are its ability to treat respiratory ailments, boost the immune system, prevent chronic diseases and fungal infections, induce blood flow, support heart function, and reduce the stress.
Traditionally, people used to crush thyme and put it on bandages to speed up the wound healing as well as to prevent infections.
Thyme essential oils are packed with anti-septic, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-rheumatic and anti-parasitic properties.
The regular use of the thyme oil will help in cases of fibromyalgia, vertigo, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus, and tinnitus.
Health Benefits of Thyme:
The herb is an amazing source of folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin A, and B-complex. Moreover, it abounds in calcium, potassium, and iron, thus regulating the blood pressure, red blood cell production and the antioxidant distribution throughout the body.
Thyme is also rich in bioflavonoids and volatile oils, among which is thymol, who offers extraordinary antioxidant effects.
Moreover, the terpenoids, such as rosmarinic andursolic acids which are present in thyme have cancer-fighting properties. To be more specific, it was found that the regular thyme consumption elevates DHA amount in brain, kidney, and heart cell membranes. Additionally, DHA is in fact a very important omega-3 fatty acid.
Thanks to the expectorant and bronchial antispasmodic properties of thyme essential oils, they will help in the treatment of:
- Sore throat and throat infections
- Acute and chronic bronchitis
- Mouth inflammation
Homemade Thyme Tea Recipe
- Organic thyme
- Purified water
Instructions for the preparation:
Place 1 teaspoon of dried thyme per one cup of water in a brewing container. Increase the amount of thyme if you use it fresh.
Heat the water and pour it over when it starts boiling.
Next, cover and leave it for 5 minutes.
After that you just need to strain it.
Enjoy your tea!