Thyme is popular for centuries, and it has been commonly used to treat various ailments, from influenza to epileptic seizures.
In the Middle Ages, people mingled thyme with lavender in equal amounts and the saupoudraient on church land to get rid of unwanted odors. In addition, it has also been used to heal wounds and prevent infection, and was crushed applied on the affected areas.
His volatile essential oils are rich in antiviral, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antiparasitic and antifungal.
Regular use will reduce the viral load in the body, so it is excellent in the case of lupus, tinnitus, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, dizziness, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and rheumatoid arthritis . All you need to do to treat these health problems is to drink an infusion of thyme every morning.
Thyme is rich in vitamins and minerals, including iron, potassium and calcium, which are extremely beneficial for proper red blood cell formation, regulation of blood pressure and distribution of antioxidants in the body. It is also abundant in folic acid, B vitamins A and C.
It also contains various bioflavonoids and volatile oils, including thymol, an essential oil with powerful antioxidant properties.
Also it has powerful preventive properties for cancer because it is rich in terpenoids such as rosmariniques and ursoliques acids. Studies have shown that regular intake of thyme increases the amount of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid) in the membranes of kidney cells, brain and heart.
Essential oils of thyme have strong expectorant and bronchial antispasmodic properties and are excellent in the treatment and prevention of:
- la laryngite
- infections of the throat
- acute and chronic bronchitis
- sore throat
- inflammation of the mouth