One of the most popular herbs that has been used for numerous centuries is thyme. People have used it against numerous diseases and illnesses from epileptic seizures to flu.
In the period of the middle ages, people mixed lavender and thyme in equal amounts. This mixture was sprinkled in churches e.g. on the church floor so that it can eliminate any odor. People have also used it to prevent infections and heal wounds. Crushed thyme was applied directly on the area.
Thyme is full of volatile oils with strong anti-rheumatic, antiviral, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties.
When you use it regularly, it decreases the viral load in your body. It’s amazing against tinnitus, lupus, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, vertigo, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. You just have to drink thyme tea every morning!
Thyme contains an abundance of minerals and vitamins like calcium, potassium, iron etc. We need them to regulate our blood pressure, form blood cells as well as distribute the antioxidants through our body.
Thyme also contains:
- B-complex vitamins
- vitamin C
- A and folic acid C
It is also full of different bioflavonoids like thymol. This is an essential oil full of strong antioxidant properties.
Thyme is also amazing in assisting your organism to fight the appearance of cancer. It contains terpenoids like ursolic and rosmarinic acids. According to different studies, if you intake thyme regularly, you’ll increase the amount of an omega-3 fatty acid called docosahexaenoic acid or DHA in your brain, kidneys, heart etc.
Thyme is rich in essential oils with strong bronchial antispasmodic and expectorant properties.
They’re amazing to help us prevent:
- acute and chronic bronchitis
- throat infections
- sore throats
- mouth inflammation