Herbs incorporate powerful medicinal properties and up to now you have probably heard of the potent medical properties of ginger and turmeric. However, even though these two spices are extremely popular there are also other herbs which are as powerful as them, and thyme is one of them.
Health Benefits of Thyme
Thyme is commonly used in the treatment of bronchitis, sore throat, whooping cough, skin disorders, colic and parasitic worm infections. Likewise, it is known for its ability to treat various stomach concerns like indigestion, stomach pain, gastritis, and diarrhea.
This herb is great for children who have issues with bedwetting and it is extremely beneficial for the management of dyspraxia, a movement disorder.
It can be also used topically in the treatment of hoarseness, sore mouth, swollen tonsils, and foul breath.
This amazing herb has in its content violate essential oil, which shows anti-fungal and anti-bacterial features which are very beneficial in the treatment of baldness, oral infections, and earache.
Other Health Advantages of Thyme
- Fights breast and colon cancer
- Soothes coughs
- Stimulates appetite
- Incites urine flow
- Prevents tooth decay
- Helps with acne
- Lowers high blood pressure
- Boosts immunity
- Soothes coughs
- Prevents dental caries
- Improves mood
Thyme contains also ursolic acid, which elevates the skeletal brown fat and muscle mass, and in that way is efficient in lowering obesity caused by our diet, and then it improves the intolerance to glucose, and reverses the fatty liver illness.
Plus it contains other active compound known as rosmarinic acid, which displays anti-inflammatory features that aid in decreasing the symptoms of arthritis and inflammatory diseases such as lupus.
In addition to all these properties thyme consumed as tea regularly can help in the treatment of fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, vertigo and ringing in the ears.
Recipe for Thyme Tea
- A handful of fresh or dried thyme
- Boiled water
Method of Preparation:
The proper dosage for the thyme tea is 1 teaspoon of the herb for one cup of water. The boiled water needs to be heated in the range of 208 to 212 °F. Pour the water into the cup, and then put a lid on it. Leave it to stand for around five minutes. After that period of time, remove the tea and enjoy its consumption.