Thyme has been used for quite some time for treatment of numerous diseases. It used to be mixed with lavender and scattered on the church floors during the Middle Ages to get rid of any undesired smells. Crushed thyme was used with bandages to accelerate healing of wounds and protecting the wound from infections, long before modern medicine appeared.
The thyme’s amazing essential oils are rich wish anti-septic, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-viral and anti-rheumatic properties.
Regular consumption can be of significant aid for reduction of the viral load in the organism, which turns this herb in one that is of highest quality when it comes to battling Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Rheumatic Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Vertigo, Tinnitus, Lupus and Multiple Sclerosis.
It is also full of nutrients like vitamins and minerals including: iron, calcium and potassium which all play a role in regulating blood pressure, normal red blood cell creation and transportation of antioxidants in the organism. It has high content of B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, A and many more. Furthermore this herb has a lots of significant bioflavonoids as well as volatile oils, like thymol which is an essential oil with very potent antioxidant properties.
Thyme can also be used for prevention of cancer because it contains terpenoids which include rosmarinic and ursolic acids. Additionally, regular intake of the herb was proven to cause a growth in the quantity of docosahexaenoic acid which is in the category of omega-3 fatty acids in the organs like the kidneys, the brain and the heart tissues.
The essential oils from thyme posses expectorant and bronchial antispasmodic properties which can help in treatment of:
- Sore throat
- Throat infection
- Mouth inflammation
- Acute and chronic bronchitis
- Gingivitis prevention
If you have a cup of thyme tea every day after you wake up, you can help curing all of the above mentioned conditions.
Thyme Tea Recipe
- Thyme (you can either use dry thyme or a handful of fresh)
- Container with a lid
First, place the thyme in the brewing container, approximately one tablespoon of it per one cup of water. If you use fresh herbs, add more. Then pour boiling water over the herbs and cover it well, leaving it to work its magic for about five minutes. After this, your tea is ready, you just need to strain it and drink the whole cup!