Thyme originates from the Mediterranean region and southern Europe. This herb has been traditionally used for centuries as a natural cure for chest and respiratory problems, including cough, chest congestion, bronchitis, common cold, flu, and many more.
This remarkable herb has strong therapeutic effects regarding the treatment of respiratory illnesses, then it can prevent chronic diseases and fungal infections, support heart function, induce blood flow, reduce stress and boost the immune system.
It can also prevent infections, in old times people used thyme by crushing it and then applying it on bandages to speed up wound healing and prevent infections.
Thyme essential oils comprise anti-septic, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-rheumatic qualities.
If you regularly use thyme oil, it will be of great assistance in treating rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, vertigo, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and tinnitus.
Health Advantages of Thyme and Thyme Oil
Thyme herb is a great source of B-complex, Vitamin C, A, and folic acid. Furthermore, it is packed with iron, calcium, and potassium thereby regulating blood pressure, boosting red blood cell production and antioxidant distribution throughout the body.
Likewise, it is high in bioflavonoids and volatile oils like thymol, which provides remarkable antioxidant effects.
Thyme has in its content terpenoids, including rosmarinic andursolic acids which contain cancer-fighting properties. Precisely, it was discovered that regular thyme consumption increases DHA amount in kidney, brain, and heart cell membranes. In fact, DHA is very important omega-3 fatty acid.
Thanks to the powerful expectorant and bronchial antispasmodic properties of thyme essential oils they can be of great assistance in the treatment of:
- Mouth inflammation
- Sore throat and throat infections
- Acute and chronic bronchitis
Thyme Tea Recipe
- Organic thyme
- Purified water
Use a brewing container and add 1 teaspoon of dried thyme per cup of water. If you choose the fresh variety of thyme increase its amount. Place the brewing container on a stove and heat the water till it starts to boil. Remove from heat and pour it over the thyme. Cover and infuse it for 5 minutes. In the end, strain it.
Now, enjoy your homemade thyme tea.
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