Thyme has been use since forever. The aromatic herb was a common remedy for everything, ranging from flu to epileptic seizures.
In the Middle Ages, people used to combine it with lavender, and sprinkle it on church floors to remove bad odors. Thyme was also used in the treatment of wounds and infections, and crushed leaves were applied to the wound.
Its essential oil offers strong antiviral, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, anti-parasitic and antifungal properties.
Use it regularly to treat lupus, tinnitus, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, vertigo, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Drink thyme tea every morning, and you will feel better within a few days.
Thyme is rich in iron, potassium, calcium and many vitamins. These are essential for the formation of red blood cells, and aid in the regulation of blood pressure and the transport of antioxidants in the body.
Thyme contains folic acid, B vitamins, vitamin A, and C. it’s also packed with bioflavonoids and volatile oils like thymol.
This herb has excellent anticancer properties due to its terpenoid content. Rosmarinic and ursolic acid give this herb its ability to fight cancer.
As confirmed by studies, regular use of thyme increases the level of DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, a type of omega-3 fatty acid in the kidney, brain, and heart cell membranes.
Thyme essential oil offers strong expectorant and bronchial antispasmodic effect. It can be used in the treatment of:
- Throat infections
- Acute/Chronic bronchitis
- Sore throat
- Inflammation in the oral cavity
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