Thyme is an herb native to the Mediterranean region and southern Europe. It has a long history of use in traditional medicine as a natural cure for chest and respiratory issues, such as chest congestion, cough, a common cold, flu, bronchitis, etc.
Some of the most important therapeutic effects of this herb include its ability to treat respiratory ailments, prevent chronic diseases and fungal infections, boost the immune system, induce blood flow, support heart function, and reduce stress.
Traditionally, people used to crush thyme and place it on bandages to speed up wound healing as well as prevent infections.
Thyme essential oils are packed with anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-septic, anti-parasitic and anti-rheumatic properties.
The regular use of the thyme oil helps in cases of fibromyalgia, vertigo, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, tinnitus, and lupus.
Health Benefits of Thyme:
- Thyme is packed with vitamins and minerals.
- It’s rich in potassium, iron and calcium, all of which contribute to blood pressure regulation, proper red blood cell formation and distribution of antioxidants in the body.
- It is rich in high in B-complex vitamins, vitamin A, C and folic acid.
- Thyme contains a variety of important bioflavonoids and volatile oils, including thymol.
- Thymol is an essential oil that has very powerful antioxidant properties.
- Thyme has cancer preventive properties; containing terpenoids like rosmarinic and ursolic acids. (Regular consumption of thyme has been shown to increase the amount of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid) in brain, kidney, and heart cell membranes)
Thyme’s essential oils have expectorant and bronchial antispasmodic properties treating…
– Throat infections
– Sore throats
– Chronic and acute bronchitis
– Mouth inflammation