With its medicinal, culinary and ornamental uses, thyme is one of the most powerful members of the mint plant family. Thymus vulgaris is the most common variety of thyme and it originates from the Mediterranean areas.
Thyme’s mighty nature can fight any inflammatory triggers and irritations as well as any harmful bacteria. It is mainly used in skin care products, bath products and for cooking.
But, remember that some types are only labeled as aromatherapy herbs and those are the following: thymus vulgaris ct. thymol, thymus vulgaris ct. thyjanol, and thymus vulgaris c.t carvacrol.
Use thyme oil with precaution and moderate.
The Most Powerful Herb that Fights Off Strep, Herpes, Candida and Flu Virus
Even though it may sound like a joke to you, but thyme benefits are endless, it has properties similar to antibiotic, antiviral, bactericidal, antispasmodic, fungicidal, antiseptic, diuretic, and expectorant qualities, and also it can be good remedy against cold and flu.
Moreover, thyme as a herb can also stimulate white cells production and in meantime it can strengthen the immune system. Thyme can also have the role of the cleanser of your body and help you clean your body of any chemicals and toxins accumulate into your body.
Thyme is an aromatic herb, and that is actually where its name originates. Indeed, the name thyme originates from ‘thymos’ – Greek word that means ‘to perfume’.
Thyme Health Benefits
The numerous health-related benefits of thyme can keep you in a good health condition and fit for all times. Thyme as a natural remedy can improve conditions like sore throat, coughs, catarrh, laryngitis, respiratory infections, colds, flu, asthma, whooping coughs.
Inhalation is the best recommended manner of its use. This way you can heal your nose, throat and respiratory issues. But if you suffer some dental issues, like thrushes, gingivitis, and other gum and mouth infections, we recommend you to use mouthwash or toothpaste that contains thyme.
As per number of researchers, only 1% thyme solution can be effective. Recent study claims the benefits the thyme oil can have because it acts as an expectorant and therefore encourages the mucus and helps you with dry cough.
Brain can also experience the effects of the use of the thyme. Thyme can help in treatment of chronic fatigue, insomnia and even depression. Moreover, it has the power to increase the blood pressure, improve circulation and enhance the logical capacity and the memory.
It can also be found in solutions for disinfections of hands, and it is mainly used this way by surgeons before surgery.
It has the power to kill even 90% of the microbes within 3 hours, a French study confirms. Actually, it can cleans and disinfect the area affected by proteus, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and Cryptococci.
Other Thyme Uses
- Can cure nail fungus;
- Stabilizes irregular periods;
- It is useful as a hand sanitizer;
- Reduces sports injuries, rheumatic pain, muscle pains and aches, sprains, sciatica, arthritis, and gout;
- Helps the healing of skin injuries;
- Elevates the omega-3 fatty acid DHA content in the kidneys, brain, and heart cell membranes
- It soothes skin irritation and insect bites;
- Serves as a diuretic and deals with urinary tract and bladder infections;
- Helps in athlete’s foot treatment;
- Eradicates parasites;
- Treats candida and vaginitis;
- Helps in warts or acne treatments;
- Used as a hair tonic.
Massage lotion prepared with the following ingredients: lavender, cedar wood and rosemary, along with grapeseed carrier oils and jojoba, is good for the treatment of alopecia areata if massaged onto the scalp for few months, every day.
If you suffer some irritations, then prepare mixture of bergamot, pine, lemon, rosemary and lavender.