In this article, we’re going to discuss about a type of aromatic herb that we mostly use in our kitchens. It’s called thyme and is native to the Mediterranean region and southern Europe. It has been used in the traditional medicine as a natural remedy a very long time. It has been mostly used against cough, chest and respiratory issues, chest congestion, flu, bronchitis, common cold etc.
This herb also has an ability to treat various illnesses and diseases, but also prevent chronic diseases, fungal infections, boost the complete immune system, support the heart function, reduce stress and induce the blood flow.
In the past, people crushed thyme and then put it on bandages. That helped them speed up the wound healing, but also prevent various infections.
Thyme essential oils are full of various properties, including anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-septic and anti-rheumatic properties.
If you use thyme oil regularly, it can help you in cases of multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, vertigo, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and tinnitus.
Here Are Some Of The Best Health Benefits of Thyme:
Some of the most important benefits this herb possesses are Vitamins of the groups B, like for example B-complex, A and C, as well as folic acid, iron, potassium, calcium which help us regulate our blood pressure, distribute antioxidants throughout the body and produce red blood cells.
Some of the compounds this herb contains are also volatile oils, bioflavonoids and thymol, which offers some incredible antioxidant effects.
The terpenoids, such as rosmarinic andursolic acids that can be found in thyme are full of cancer-fighting properties. According to numerous studies, the consumption of thyme helps us elevate the DHA (a very important omega-3 fatty acid) amount in kidney, brain, and heart cell membranes.
As we previously mentioned, thyme essential oils are full of expectorant and bronchial antispasmodic properties and are excellent in the treatment of:
- Acute and chronic bronchitis
- Sore throat and throat infections
- Mouth inflammation
Homemade Thyme Tea Recipe
- Organic thyme
- Purified water
The preparation is extremely easy. Just put 1 teaspoon of dried thyme in 1 cup of boiling water. If you use fresh thyme, you can increase the amount you’re going to use.
Cover and infuse the tea for 5 minutes.
In the end strain it and enjoy its rich flavor!