The thyme is a very popular herb for hundreds of years, and people have been using it to treat many different health issues and conditions, from epileptic seizures to a common flu.
The thyme was usually mixed with lavender during the middle ages, and this mixture was made from equal amounts of both ingredients, and was later used to sprinkle the church’s floors, in order to eliminate the bad odor. Also the people have been using it to prevent from infections and heal wounds, they crushed it and then directly apply it on the area where it was needed.
The oils that are contained in this herb have powerful anti-rheumatic, antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties.
Using this herb on regular basis will easily will eliminate any viruses that live in your body, therefore it is perfect for the treatment of tinnitus, lupus, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and vertigo. In order to treat all of these conditions, you only need to consume a cup of thyme tea when you get up in the morning.
The thyme is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, potassium and iron. All of these minerals are highly beneficial, and they are the ones that will regulate our blood pressure, distribute antioxidants throughout our body and boost the production of red blood cells. Also it contains huge amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, B-complex vitamins and folic acid as well.
Many volatile oils and bioflavonoids are contained in the thyme, among them is the thymol as well, which is one of the most essential oils that have the most powerful antioxidant properties.
The thyme contains some properties that are powerful against cancer development, and it is a rich source of terpenoids like ursolic acids and rosmarinic acids. According to many studies consuming thyme on regular basis will elevate the amount of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is an omega-3 fat acid in our heart cell membranes, brain and kidneys as well.
The oils that are contained in the thyme have powerful bronchial and expectorant antispasmodic properties, and are perfect to protect yourself from:
- Inflammation of your mouth
- Sore throat
- Chronic or acute bronchitis
- Throat infection
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