For centuries, people have been using thyme as a natural remedy to cure numerous illnesses from mild ones like the flu to be more severe like epileptic seizures.
Thyme has been used for many purposes, like it was used to eliminate bad odors mixed with lavender and thyme in equal amounts and sprayed on the floors of churches. People have also treated wounds with thyme and used it to stop infection, by putting it directly on the affected place.
Thyme essential oil is very beneficial as it contains many healing properties like anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, anti-rheumatic and antiviral.
Regular consumption of type can protect the body from getting viruses, and due to this, it is very efficient in treating rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, vertigo, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, tinnitus, and lupus. It is used in very simple method, just prepare and consume thyme tea every morning.
Thyme contains a lot of beneficial nutrients like calcium, potassium, iron, minerals and vitamins, and due to its contents, it is very helpful with regulating the blood pressure, distribution of antioxidants, and promotes formation of red blood cells. It is also very rich in vitamins A and C, B-complex vitamins and folic acid.
Thyme is also abundant with volatile and bioflavonoids oils, like the essential oil – thymol which has antioxidant properties.
Thyme is also very rich with terpenoids like ursolic and rosmarinic acid which have the ability to prevent cancer. Another healthy benefits that thyme has is that it can increase the level of DHA, which is docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, in the cell membranes, in the heart, brain and in the kidney.
Thyme is also great natural treatment for many more issues due to its bronchial antispasmodic and expectorant properties, and because of that it has been used as natural remedy for the following health issues:
- Throat infections
- Sore throat
- Mouth inflammation
- Chronic and acute bronchitis