Thyme is an herb that is native to the Mediterranean region and the southern Europe. It has a long history of usage in the traditional medicine as a natural cure for chest and respiratory problems, such as cough, chest congestion, a common cold, bronchitis, flu, etc.
Some of the most important therapeutic effects of thyme are its ability to treat respiratory issues, prevent chronic diseases and fungal infections, boost your immune system, induce the blood flow, reduce stress, and support heart function.
Traditionally, people used to crush thyme and put it on bandages to speed up the wound healing as well as prevent infections.
Thyme essential oils are packed with anti-viral, anti-septic, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal and anti-rheumatic properties.
The regular usage of the thyme oil helps in cases of vertigo, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus, and tinnitus.
Health Benefits of Thyme:
The herb is an amazing source of Vitamin C, A, B-complex and folic acid. Moreover, it abounds in iron, calcium, and potassium, thus regulating the blood pressure, red blood cell production, and antioxidant distribution all over the body.
It’s also rich in bioflavonoids and volatile oils, such as thymol, which is offering extraordinary antioxidant effects.
That’s not all, the terpenoids, like the rosmarinic andursolic acids that are present in thyme have cancer-fighting properties. To be more specific, it was found that the regular thyme consumption elevates the DHA amount in the kidney, brain, and the heart cell membranes. DHA is in fact a very important omega-3 fatty acid.
As a result of the expectorant and bronchial antispasmodic properties of thyme essential oils, they could help in the treatment of:
- Sore throat and throat infections
- Mouth inflammation
- Acute and chronic bronchitis
Homemade Thyme Tea Recipe
Ingredients you need:
- Organic thyme
- Purified water
Place 1 teaspoon of dried thyme per one cup of water in a brewing container. You should increase the amount of thyme if you use the fresh variety.
Heat the water and pour it over as soon as it starts to boil.
Next, cover and infuse it for about 5 minutes.
At least, strain it.
Enjoy your tea.