Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Thyme BenefitsCommon thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a delicate herb with amazing fragrance, tiny leaves and small flowers. It originates from the Mediterranean region and for centuries it played a role in social cultures of many ancient civilizations. For example, in Ancient Egypt this herb was used for mummification as a natural embalming agent, in Ancient Greece it was used as a symbol of courage to rise the spirit of the warriors, and in Ancient Rome it was a common remedy for melancholy and depression. Aromatic properties of this herb were used in temples and sacred places. In our times, thyme is one of the most popular and commonly used culinary spice which can be found virtually in every kitchen.

Health benefits of thyme include several natural properties of this herb, which are quite powerful and strong. In particular, antibiotic actions of this herb are among of the oldest known qualities of thyme, which were used to treat a great variety of infections before the discovery of modern antibiotics. In addition to antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti fungal and antiseptic properties, it is necessary to mention such thyme benefits as antispasmodic, tonic, antioxidant, expectorant, nervine, stimulant and other important natural powers of this herb.

  • Health Benefits Of ThymeRich in thymol, thyme has a wide variety of antioxidant properties, including protecting us from all types of cancer and slowing down aging processes on cell levels.
  • Thyme is one of the most effective treatments for respiratory problems like chronic bronchitis, sore throat, whooping coughs,  bronchial spasms and other symptoms of common cold, laryngitis and flu.
  • It can be used to treat the symptoms of asthma.
  • Thyme benefits include preventing dental plague, tooth decay and gum disease. It can be used to reduce halitosis as well.
  • Thyme tea is a great herbal remedy for various problems of digestive system, like stomach upsets, stomach cramps, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, colic, chronic gastritis and so on.
  • It is one of the oldest known remedies for diarrhea.
  • Regular consumption of thyme is linked to better blood circulation and better vascular health.
  • This herb is very commonly used by women around the world to treat menstrual cramps and pains.
  • Thyme is a natural remedy which is very often used to treat mouth inflammations and throat infections. It is a very common ingredient of mouthwashes and cough syrups.
  • Health benefits of thyme include anti-fungal properties, and thyme oil can be used as a topical anti-fungal medication.
  • Thyme products can assist in treating such problem as parasites in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties of thyme can be used topically to treat joint pains related to arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Thyme infusion and extracts can be used externally to treat numerous skin conditions like Athlete’s foot, skin infections, as well as nail infections.
  • Thyme has excellent properties to alleviate various nervous disorders, mainly depression, stresses, nightmares, exhaustion, melancholy and so on.
  • It is supposed that using thyme oil can alleviate the condition of the patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Thyme oil is one of the most effective natural remedies for hair loss.
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