For centuries, thyme is used to treat different ailments, from simple flu to epileptic seizures.
To get rid of unwanted odor, during the middle ages, thyme was mixed with lavender and sprinkled on the church’s floor. Also, it has been used to prevent infections and to heal wounds. First, it was crushed and then applied on the affected areas.
Thyme essential oils are high in anti-rheumatic, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties.
Also thyme is rich in minerals and vitamins, including iron, calcium, and potassium, which are all very beneficial for blood pressure regulation, normal red blood cell formation and circulation of antioxidants in the body. Also, it is abundant in B complex vitamins, folic acid, vitamin C and A.
Its regular use can lower the viral load in the body. That’s why it is excellent for lupus, tinnitus, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, vertigo, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. To treat these conditions with thyme, all you need to do is to consume thyme tea every morning.
Thyme also contains different bioflavonoids and volatile oils, like thymol – an essential oil with strong antioxidant properties.
Also, it has potent cancer preventive properties, because of terpenoids such as ursolic and rosmarinic acids. Regular intake of thyme will raise the amount of DHA which is an omega 3-fatty acid, in the brain, heart cell membranes and kidney.
Because of its essential oils, thyme has strong bronchial and expectorant properties which give great results in the prevention and treatment of:
• Acute and chronic bronchitis
• Throat infections
• Sore throats
• Inflammation of the mouth