Thyme is powerful in fighting and more importantly, solving many health problems. For example, it kills bacteria and viruses, it improves the immune system, and removes toxins. Thus, it is well set to treat various conditions, such as asthma, bronchitis, sore throat, cough, etc. If you want to treat a respiratory issue it is best to use thyme in a form of an essential oil.
Different physical and psychological issues can be treated with thyme, for example, lack of concentration, bad memory, depression, it treats candida and vaginitis, and destroys nail fungus. Thyme is also helpful in the case of urinary tract infections.
For your information, thyme can be also used as a face or hair tonic, sport’s injuries remedy and muscle ache reliever.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF THYME
Thymol is an organic compound and the most active ingredient in thyme. It has the ability to prevent fungal and viral infections.
The phenolic antioxidants found in thyme, contribute to neutralizing and eliminating free radicals in every part of the body. Antioxidants found in thyme help prevent oxidative stress present in your organs.
Thyme contains vitamin A and concentration of carotenoids. This makes thyme an effective antioxidant agent that keeps our vision’s health.
Thyme contains a high concentration of iron and other essential minerals which makes it perfect for boosting blood circulation.
This herb is a natural immune system booster because it contains high levels of vitamin C.
One of the vitamins that can be found in thyme is B6. It is a well-known fact that vitamin B6 has a powerful positive effect on certain neurotransmitters in the brain that are connected to stress hormones and thus relieves stress and symptoms caused by it.
According to your needs boil water and add the needed amount of thyme. Strain after 10 minutes, add honey or/and lemon and drink the tea. The symptoms of colds, flu, cough and sore throat can be treated with an infusion of thyme, honey, and lemon.
Pay attention to the amount of thyme you are using for one cup of tea. Side effects could occur if you don’t stick to the proper dosage. People who suffer from ulcers or heart problems and pregnant women should avoid thyme essential oil. Hyperthyroidism can be provoked if you use this oil for a long time.