Thyme has been one of the most popular spices for centuries. It has been used to treat different issues, from epileptic seizures to cold and flu.
In order to get rid of unwanted odor, people combined equal amounts of lavender and thyme and sprinkled on the floors of churches.
This spice was also used to prevent infections and heal wounds – so it was crushed and put on the affected parts of the body.
Its volatile essential oils are rich in anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-septic, anti-rheumatic and anti-viral properties.
It is ideal in the fight against rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis, Hashimot’s, vertigo, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, tinnitus and lupus. The consumption of thyme tea in the morning is the only thing you need to do in order to treat these issues.
Thyme is full of calcium, potassium and iron – really effective for distribution of antioxidants in the body, blood pressure regulation and red blood cell formation.
It is also rich in Vitamins A and C, B Complex and folic acid.
Essential oils with potent antioxidant properties and bioflavonoids and volatile oils are consisted in this herb.
In addition, it is full of terpenoids like urosolic and rosmarinic acid and also has strong cancer preventive properties.
The regular intake of thyme increases the amount of omega 3 fatty acids and docosahexaenoic acid in the heart cell membrane, brain and kidney.
The presence of strong bronchial antispasmodic and expectorant properties are excellent in the treatment of:
- Inflammation in the mouth
- Sore throats
- Acute and chronic bronchitis
- Throat infections