The name of thyme comes from the Greek word for “perfume” – thymos, and originates from to the Mediterranean where natives recognize it under the name of vulgari. It belongs to the mint family, and it is its most popular member.
This plant can kill bacteria, lower inflammation and relieve irritation. Many skin products have it in their content, and many chefs love to add a spring of thyme to their delicacies.
Aromatherapy herbs are the following: thymus vulgaris ct. thymol thymus vulgaris ct. thujanol, and thymus vulgaris ct. carvacrol. You need to use thyme oils with caution, only a small amount of the oil is enough to do the job.
Thyme Can Kill Herpes, Strep, Candida and Flu Virus
Thyme provides a wide spectrum of properties like antiviral, antibiotic, fungicidal, antispasmodic, bactericidal, diuretic, antiseptic, and expectorant. So, this makes it an ideal solution for the flu season. Due to its remarkable properties even surgeons use thyme essential oil to disinfect their hands prior surgery.
It supports the formation of white blood cells, and as well as enhances metabolism. Since it is an excellent cleanser, takes great role in the detoxification treatments.
Health Benefits of Thyme
Thanks to the beneficial compounds present in thyme many health issues can be relieved like asthma, sore throat, cough, cold, flu, respiratory infections, catarrh, bronchitis, and laryngitis.
The optimalway to use this plant is through inhaling its vapors, particularly for the treatment of nose, throat, and lung issues. Furthermore, if you have problems with oral infections, gingivitis, or thrushes, use thyme mouthwash or toothpaste as they are very beneficial for these issues.
According to the experts the mildest solution of thyme provides amazing effect. A recent study classifies thyme oil is an excellent expectorant thus making it great treatment for dry cough. You can also use thyme to handle depression, insomnia, and chronic fatigue. Further on, it boosts circulation, regulates blood pressure, and enhances memory and cognitive skills.
An additional study conducted in France discovered that thyme has the ability to kill 90% of microbes within 3 hours, and also destroys staphylococcus, streptococcus, proteus, and cryptococcal.
Other Uses of Thyme
- Boosts omega-3 fatty acid DHA content in brain, kidneys, and heart
- Heals skin irritation and insect bites
- Deals with Athlete’s foot
- Powerful diuretic
- Alleviates urinary/bladder infections
- Soothes rheumatic pain, muscle pain, sciatica, sports injuries, sprains, gout, and arthritis
- Treats symptoms of vaginitis and candida
- Heals skin injuries
- Deals with nail fungus
- Potent hand sanitizer
- Eliminates acne and warts
- Great hair tonic
- Regulates menstrual cycle
- Kills parasites
Treatment of Alopecia Areata
You can prepare your own oily remedy to treat this condition. Blend in lavender, cedar wood, and rosemary essential oil. Then, include carrier oils such as jojoba or grape seed oil. The resulting mixture massage it onto the scalp each day for a few months.
In order to relieve irritations blend in lavender, lemon, grapefruit, bergamot, and rosemary essential oil.